Top nutrition experts tell us how to fix the; salty, crunchy or sweet cravings we feel. We have craving because our bodies are lacking something. (https://www.ErinPalinski.com) Doctor Palinski, R.D., L.D.N says instead of going for the doughnut with all the sprinkles because our sweet tooth is craving something sweet, try a baked cinnamon apple. She says the cinnamon helps stable the blood sugar in our body. The apple adds good fiber to our diet, helping us to feel fuller longer. (https://www.ajcn.nutrition.org) Another way to stop sugar craving in its tracks is to take amino acid (L-glutamine). Amino acid sends fuel to the brain in the same way sugary foods do. Amino acids are proteins our system usually makes on its own but sometimes it does not make enough. (https://www.ezinearticles.com) Walking up and down stairs also helps to stop the sugar cravings. Sometimes we have sugar cravings because of our moodiness. This small amount of activity helps to kick in the “feel-good endorphins in our brain and it only takes five to ten minutes; about 10 times up and 10 times down. The faster you can do it, without falling, the better it works.
Our body needs a certain amount of salt to help our thyroid to function as it should; therefore, if we do not have enough salt, the body will crave it. We could also be dehydrated and lacking in some important mineral; therefore if we drink 8 to 16 ounces of mineral water we will stop the salt craving. (https://www.DrPescatore.com) Doctor Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H. says potassium chloride is a salt-free solution to salt; however we need to check with our doctor because potassium chloride can react to some medications. It is not a good idea to use it if we have diabetes or kidney problems.
Just feel the crunchy cravings
Pine nuts, unsalted mix nuts or sunflower seed will do the trick. Besides, these items have so many health benefits. There is no “bad fat or harmful calories in them. Plus they contain pinolenic acid that helps to release two appetite-suppressing hormones. Sugar-free gum also helps with a “crunchy” craving as well. It gives our mouth something to do and in a study it showed the people who chewed gum ate 40 fewer calories. (https://www.everythingRo.com) Doctor Rovenia Brock, Ph.D. says chewing gum also reduces tension by 17 percent.