Sugar Cravings Supplements

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Sugar Cravings SupplementsLooking for a way to curb your sugar cravings with simple supplements? Supplements are a great addition to a diet when you are trying to give-up sugary snacks or sweets. They can support your efforts to eat healthier, lose weight, and to stick to a diet. Always remember before adding any kind of supplement to your diet to consult with your physician, especially if you happen to have diabetes, think you may be a sugar addict, or have a history of health issues. Here are a few sugar cravings supplements that are specifically recommended to help curb sugar cravings:

 

Highly Recommended Sugar Cravings Supplements

L-Glutamine

L-glutamine is an amino acid that can help you when you first begin to give up sugar in your diet. When you finally decide to say goodbye to sugar, your body reacts with intense cravings. Some people even call these cravings sugar withdrawal. Your blood sugar drops, and you find yourself wanting sweets more than ever. But don’t simply give up. Instead, reach for a dose of L-glutamine, which will help your body rebuild neurotransmitters that have diminished due to stress or a poor diet. These neurotransmitters are normally in great shape, but a diet with lots of sweets will, over time, diminish them. By rebuilding neurotransmitters, you can fight off sugar cravings, naturally. L-glutamine is a supplement that helps you get all the amino acids in your diet you need, therefore helping you to rebuild any lost neurotransmitters.

Gymnema

Used traditionally for years by those practicing traditional medicine in India, gymnema is a woody, climbing plant that is related to milkweed which grows in the jungles of parts of Asia. It reportedly has a sweetish taste and can produce a cooling sensation. This plant is a proven hypolipidemic, anti-atherosclerotic, and hypoglycemic. Components from this plant, when placed in the mouth, may help to block your tongue’s sweet receptors, therefore helping you to curb your sugar cravings. It can also help to control blood glucose by regenerating cells in the pancreas that produce insulin and control insulin release.

Licorice

Whether you like the taste of licorice or not, you can still use licorice as powerful sugar cravings supplements. This plant, which belongs to the legume family, is naturally sweet, and can even be used as a sugar substitute for table sugar. Some claim it is from 50 to 100 times sweeter than actual sugar! Licorice root, which has been used for years in traditional medicine, or as a natural flavoring in food, can also be used to help treat sugar addiction or cravings. What is more is that licorice, when used as a sweetener, will not cause a spike in your blood sugar like commons sucrose does. By not causing a spike in blood sugar, licorice is much less addictive than sugar when used as a sweetener. You may also use this supplement to help treat adrenal fatigue brought on by eating too much sugar. Licorice is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, modulator of adrenal glands, and a demulcent.

Doriet von Fircks

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Doriet von Fircks is a health practitioner and a nutrition expert.
She specializes in food related problems, such as food addiction.
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