Satisfying the Sweet Tooth
The best source of sweetness is a diet of whole vegetal foods that are chewed well to bring out their natural flavor and sweetness. All complex carbohydrates such as grains, legumes, and vegetables become sweeter the longer they are chewed. Cravings for sweets will gradually go away, and purely balanced meals provide this satisfaction.
Be wary of so-called “natural” sweeteners such as fructose, brown sugar, and turbinado sugar. They are nearly as refined and concentrated as white sugar and have similar effects.
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Balance yin-yang intake. Salty foods such as miso, pickles, and soy sauce actively direct energy lower in the body and thereby create a craving for sweets, which have an ascending nature. Most animal foods such as meats, fish, and cheese are high in non-bio protein and should be used sparingly or not at all to avoid sugar cravings.
“Be wary of so-called “natural” sweeteners such as fructose, brown sugar, and turbinado sugar.”
Choosing to eat meat regularly, you should balance your meals with salads, radishes, mushrooms, wheat or barley grass products, and fruit instead of sugar.
Also helpful are the recommendations below.
Sweeten deserts with fruit, organic fruit juices (not concentrated), stevia, maple syrup or molasses.
Eat sweet vegetables (artichokes, winter squash, sweet potatoes, etc.) for dessert or in desserts.
Use sprouts or sported products such as essene bread; remember sprouting changes starch to sugar (simple sugars). Micro-algae predigests certain of their starches into sugars; they are also excellent sources of easily digested protein for quickly regulating sugar metabolism; spirulina, Dunaliella, chlorella, wild blue-green algae are highly effective in reducing sweet cravings.
Eat something sour, pungent, or spicy to diminish cravings; Schisandra berry is a great berry to eat when craving sugar.
Cravings can be caused by hyper-acidity, which often results from lack of exercise or eating too quickly, too much, or an excess of meats and refined foods. In that case, have some raw or lightly cooked vegetables or a glass of bancha tea with lemon, or even do something which doesn’t involve eating. Exercise or breathe deeply until the cravings subside.
Prepare meals at home to avoid sugar in restaurants and manufactured food. Read labels. Sugar and chemical sweeteners are in almost everything, i.e., bread, cereals, salad dressings, soups, mixes, cured meat, canned food, bottled drinks.
Reduce the intake of sugar slowly and use some discipline and self-reflection to take you smoothly through the withdrawal symptoms of tiredness, anxiety, and depression. Suddenly dropping sugar usually results in a desire to binge.
People who stop eating sugar nearly always experience higher spirits, emotional stability, improved memory and speech, restful sleep and dreams, fewer colds and dental problems, more endurance and concentration, and better health in general.