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Got a Craving? What Your Body Actually Wants You To Eat

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If You’re Craving Something Sweet

It’s easy to get a quick sugar fix from foods that might be lying around (hello, blueberry muffins in the office kitchenette). Chances are, though, that you’re already eating way too much sugar; the average person takes in 22 teaspoons of sugar daily—more than three times the amount suggested by the American Heart Association. A growing body of research links the sweet stuff to high cholesterol and blood pressure, increased risk for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and—of course—excess weight gain. Plus, a sweet treat can cause a blood sugar spike and crash, leaving you feeling sluggish, moody, and hungry (again).

 

 

Reach For A Piece Of Fruit Instead

You’ll be satisfied—we promise. “When you craving something cold, creamy and sweet, think healthier options like frozen bananas, grapes, organic fruit purees, or homemade frozen yogurt pops,” suggests Natalia Levey, certified health and nutrition coach and author of Cravings Boss. Low-fat Greek or plain yogurt with some fruit on top is another nutrient-packed option. “The yogurt provides calcium which is good for your bones and the berries are packed with immune boosting antioxidants,” says Keri Gans, RD, New York City-based nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet

 

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