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7 Natural Substitutes To Cut Down On Sugar.

Cutting down on sugar is no easy task -especially when your craving for sweets is driven by hidden imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. According to Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction.


"There are a number of tried and true herbs and supplements that can keep your sweet tooth under control by supporting adrenal function and decreasing low blood sugar, two of the chief health concerns common to sugar addicts."


He recommends using these supplements under the guidance of a holistic health care practitioner; and as with any herbals, do not take with #Coumadin unless OK'd by your physician.



GINSENG


Both American and Asian ginseng can help under stress and are especially helpful in curbing emotional overeating and keeping blood sugar levels stable.


CHROMIUM


This herb helps keep blood sugar levels stable, thus decreasing both irritability and sugar cravings.


BERBERINE


This herb comes from #Goldenseal and is also helpful in diabetes and for treating gut Candida and other infections. Dose: 250 mg three times a day and can be as high as 500 mg three times a day if it does not cause an upset stomach.


CINNAMON


This has a modest effect on blood sugar but added to foods like cereals and coffee, it adds flavor in a way that decreases the need for adding sugar.


OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS


Found in cold-water fish like cod and salmon, Omega-3 fatty acids are good for healthy brain function and mood but are also good for #glucose control.


Vitamin Powder


Supplement with a good #Vitamin Powder to stop sugar cravings. Getting optimal nutritional support is important for overall health in general, Every sugar addict can benefit from a good powdered #multivitamin.


That's because inadequate levels of nutrients will trigger food cravings in general and sugar cravings in particular, as your body instinctually seeks to get the #nutrition it needs.


Because human beings need more than 50 key nutrients, you'll find that using vitamin powders makes sense.


VITAMIN D


Research shows that when Vitamin D levels are low in the body, the hormone that helps turn off your appetite doesn't function and you feel hungry, no matter how much you eat. In 2009, researchers at the University of Minnesota found that those who have enough Vitamin D tend to lose more weight than those with low levels. Low Vitamin D is also associated with increased diabetes risk. Take 400 to 2000 IU daily as part of a good multivitamin.

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