If you’ve ditched sugar yet you still crave it, there might be a bigger issue trying to get your attention. When your body is starved for nutrients it will crave the very foods that continue to deplete it. Nourishing your body with nutrient dense foods can help your cravings to subside.
Other times your sugar cravings may be hormonal in nature. If this is the case your body is missing the way sugar creates a flood of feel good hormones, even if it’s only making the problem worse in the long run.
Foods High in Chromium
I like to get my chromium from nutrient dense foods as well as using a supplement.
Here are the foods with the highest levels of naturally occurring chromium…
Natural grass fed beef
Foods High in Magnesium
Magnesium helps to calm the nerves and it’s a very common mineral deficiency. Some sources state that over 90% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Part of the reason for this is because most foods that people regularly consume contain magnesium’s counterpart, calcium. Calcium has the opposite effect of magnesium, it’s constricting.
Here are some foods that are naturally high in magnesium…
Dark leafy greens
Raw cashew nuts
Foods High in Tryptophan
Tryptophan is an important compound, it’s the precursor to serotonin in the body, the hormone that’s responsible for happiness. Foods that are high in tryptophan give you the building blocks you need for balancing your hormones and feeling better sustainably.
Some of my favorite foods high in tryptophan are…
Raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds
Free range turkey
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With Grace and Love!
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