HEALTH HACKS | Kick the (sugar) Habit

Did you know sugar and processed foods can be as addictive as heroine and cocaine?  Sugar is sweet, releases endorphins, and provides energy!  Too much though can lead to many issues including weight gain, metabolic dysfunction, and can lead to other, more serious health concerns.  Here are some tips to be in charge of the cookie jar!

 

Eat/Drink Your Greens

Loaded with nutrition, leafy greens and green drinks help boost your energy and reduce cravings for sugar and processed foods.

Drink more water

You may sometimes think that your body is asking for sugar, when in fact it's dehydrated and really craving water! Try adding some a squeeze of lemon, green tea, or infuse some berries to brighten your water!

Get Fermented

Fermented foods and drinks are perhaps the most important way to reduce or even eliminate cravings for sugar.  The beneficial bacteria in these healthful foods can support your digestion and provide detoxification support, which helps lessen the fructose burden on your liver. The healthy micro-flora in fermented foods and beverages will use the sugar as its food, reducing the negative effects on your body.  So if you do indulge, try having a kombucha or coconut kefir on the side!

Sweat it out

Working out releases the "feel good" chemical serotonin in the brain!  The post-workout happy boost can be a great distraction when the sugar cravings call.