Sweet Foods

Sweet Foods For Your Health

 

A dependency on sweets is as real as any other addiction.However if you can’t replace sugar with artificial sweetners (chemicals), how can you fight your cravings for cookies, candy and cake when fresh fruit just doesn’t cut it?Sweet foods

This post will look at some ways to quench that sweet tooth. You don’t have to give up your sweet tooth – at least not completely. Just remember moderation!

Instead, learn how to eat the right kinds of sweets. With nutrients along with the sugar, you’ll be even more satisfied than you are by the sugary junk food that’s become your addiction.

Don’t trade one bad habit for another, but instead learn which sweets can offer you essential nutrients that will fill up your body without adding to your waistline.

It’s all here – how to curb your unhealthy sugar cravings and enjoy desserts that are loaded with protein, antioxidants and even fiber.

The information you need to enjoy a sweet life – rich with all the sweets you need to feel satisfied is right here, and once you start savoring them as a guilt-free way to have your sugar, your body will become healthier, stronger and better for it.

Peppermint Candy

When we went over the benefits of herbal teas on a previous post, peppermint was described as a powerful ingredient for both body and mind.Sweet foods

Have cup of peppermint tea daily, and you’ll ease stomach pain and decrease your stress levels.

Likewise, enjoy a piece of peppermint candy when your sweet tooth is at full force, and you just may be able to reduce a high fever; improve your digestion; decrease nausea, gas and bloating; and even cure respiratory difficulty.

Do you suffer from a chronic cough every January?

Try peppermint candy in place of cough drops.

One of the main ingredients in peppermint oil, which has essential and powerful vitamins and nutrients.

From potassium and magnesium to iron and copper, a piece or two of peppermint candy will give you a more than sugar to put pep in your step.

Ginger Ale

Who said that all soda has to be bad for you?

Unlike many other sodas that are full of added sugar and salt, ginger ale offers benefits for your body and prevent illness from taking over your busy life.

Drink a can of ginger ale when you are feeling less than your best, and you’ll give your body a major power boost.

Ginger ale can even help with painful menstrual cramps, upset stomachs and bloating.

Ginger root, the essential ingredient found in ginger ale,can also naturally lower your cholesterol and reduce blood clots.While it does contain sugar, it doesn’t contain an excess of added sugar like other sodas on the market. Look for varieties made with pure cane sugar, not corn syrup of any kind.

Ginger

Ginger—notafish (Flickr.com)

Here are some more common sense ideas:

Berries, apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, oatmeal with some honey on top, plain Greek yogurt with berries and some honey, unsweetened coconut with some almonds and walnuts.

Sweets should be eaten in moderation, but when you replace high-fat snacks and processed baked goods with these alternatives, you can rest assured you’ll be healthier for giving in to your sweet tooth.

Eat up!

A Brief History Of Sweet Foods:

A sweet tooth predisposed our primate ancestors to seek out sweet-tasting and energy-dense foods and avoid bitter-tasting foods. Even amongst leaf-eating primates there.…Continued………Sweetness

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