Do you constantly crave chocolate, cookies or cupcakes?
There are many reasons why you might crave sugar, from a dietary imbalance, chronic dehydration and sleep deprivation, to stress overload, suppressed emotions and a pleasure deficiency.
Your cravings could be driven by one thing, or many things.
One way to tame your sweet tooth is by adding more bitter veggies to your diet, such as:
- Broccoli rabe (rapini)
- Brussels sprouts
- Dandelion greens
- Mustard greens
- Swiss chard
- Turnip greens
Consumption of bitter foods can help reduce sugar cravings and balance blood sugar.
They also have numerous other health benefits, such as improving digestion and nutrient absorption, detoxifying the liver, reducing cancer risk, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and promoting weight loss.
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