Encouraging Your Young Ones To Eat Well
There is evidence that high sugar consumption leads to many problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The good news is that the strong desire to consume sugar can be curbed by eating certain foods.
Berries: Although this delicious fruit has a sweet taste, it helps maintain a healthy weight due to its high fiber content. In addition, berries have plant compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; Consumption of berries reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Dark chocolate: is one of the food options that reduce the strong desire to consume sugar; Dark chocolate contains more than 70% cocoa and contains healthy plant compounds such as polyphenols. Some studies have shown that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of polyphenols help improve heart health.
Chia seeds: These seeds are a good source of important nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, soluble dietary fiber, and healthy plant compounds, and about 40% of chia seeds are soluble fibers.
Legumes: Legumes such as lentils and peas contain plant sources such as fiber and protein. In fact, one cup of lentils provides about 18 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber. Both of these nutrients reduce sugar cravings; Also, consuming lentils also helps in weight loss.
Yogurt: A healthy snack that contains high protein and calcium. And it can also be a useful snack to regulate appetite and the desire to consume sugar; Low-fat Greek yogurt is a healthier choice among yogurt types.
Dates: even the dry type is rich in fiber, potassium, iron and useful plant compounds. Eating a few dates instead of soft drinks and candies can curb your strong desire to consume sugar.
Plum: it is rich in fiber and nutrients and has a very sweet taste; The high content of plum fiber and natural sorbitols in it help to reduce constipation. Sorbitol is a natural sugar that is slowly absorbed in the intestines.
Eggs: The high protein content of this food will reduce your sugar cravings. Research has shown that eating a high-protein breakfast reduces hunger and inhibits the hunger hormone known as “ghrelin.”