Complex carbs release energy slowly, providing you with lasting energy. I have plant dealt with cravings when I was a new vegan because I was not diet a healthy vegan diet. Want more of Plant-Based Cooking? Add the coconut to the skillet and spread out in a single layer. There can be psychological components at play, too. But, recent research has found craving link between our gut microbiome based bacteria in our gut and the foods we find desirable. Ironically, most people add herbs, spices, and other plant-based condiments to make meat appetizing. Can I check my blood sugar without pain? You are spared the overwhelming sweets sometimes undeniable longings for sweets.
December is a shit time to go through the process of trying to eliminate junk food cravings because holiday cheer is basically another way of saying give mama sugar and alcohol NOW! And holiday cheer is fully supported, encouraged and busting at the seams this time of year. Give me your hand, I got you with a trusty list of plant based substitutions for sweet and salty cravings. I also have Duct Tape, some coconut aminos, a blender, some drill bits and my cat pants; just in case. You never know what could arise. Chocolate is the currency and everyone gets to sleep in before the next party starts. The more sugar, junk food and alcohol you party with, the less appealing whole plant foods will be. So be prepared to stay strong, tell your cravings for junk food to fuck off, and choose foods that are going to help you instead of hurt you.
This is the second in a series of articles on the perils of added sugar. The average American consumes a whopping three pounds of added sugar per week! Excessive sugar intake, anything more than six teaspoons per day for women and nine teaspoons per day for men, puts us at risk for weight gain, heart disease, inflammation, diabetes and a host of other serious health problems. When it comes to added sugar, the truth is that sugar calories are entirely empty calories. In fact, your body may be trying to tell you something important! And some of those missing nutrients, in fact, could be behind your sugar cravings. Next time, instead of reaching for that chocolate bar or brownie, try a good serving of a magnesium-rich healthy plant-based food, listed below in order of magnesium content.