Dr Oz: Beating Sugar Addiction
Sugar is one of those everyday ingredients that most of us are used to encountering throughout the day in some form or another. But for many people, the cravings are more intense and don’t stop at any hour of the day or night.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, Dr Oz shared his solutions for conquering sugar addition. Soda and candy lovers, take note. Here are the tricks you need to know to break the habit.
Molly form the audience loves to kick her day off with sweetened coffee and finish her workday with a soda. By the evening, she likes to relax with a sundae for dessert. Molly said she’d prefer to skip a meal before she’d ditch her sundae for dessert.
The bad news is that excessive sugar consumption not only drives weight gain. It can also do other damage to your body internally. This can range from Kidney Damage to Heart Disease and possibly even cancer. While you shouldn’t be focused on eliminating all sugars, there are ways you can cut down on the habit.
Doctor Oz: Chromium Polynicotinate for Sugar Addiction
Dr Oz said you can try taking 200 mg a day of Chromium Polynicotinate to try fighting the surge you get from sugar, which affects the brain in the same way as other addictive substances. He said you should take this supplement before you eat.
You could also try tricking the Taste Buds. Have half a fruit with your salty meals, or try adding Cranberry Preserves to your turkey sandwich. Throw mangoes in with your grilled chicken, or mix raisins in with your rice. This will fight off a sugar craving before it happens.
Dr Oz: Healthy Food Combos
Dr Oz also shared some healthy and delicious food combinations. They might sound weird, but he explained how they have benefits for your body.
Dr Oz: Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate
Melt a 1 inch cube of Dark Chocolate with a spoonful of peanut butter. Keep this on hand to fight sugar cravings, because it has only 4.5 grams of sugar. You could even freeze these scoops in an ice cube tray as an alternative to ice cream.
Dr Oz: Cottage Cheese & Pickles
Dr Oz is always saying we should eat more Cottage Cheese. You’ve probably heard the suggestions about serving it with fruit. But what about pickles? Cottage Cheese is a good protein for weight loss and it keeps you full. One pickle adds just five extra calories, and the audience taste tester said this combination is “not bad.”
Dr Oz: Almond Milk & Popcorn
Next time you’re craving popcorn try eating it like cereal, using Almond Milk instead of cow’s milk. It gives you a sweet and salty combination, and the Almond Milk has Tryptophan, which can help you fall asleep easier.
Dr Oz: Banana & Cucumber Stacks
Try slicing a Banana and Cucumber, then making mini sandwiches from the slices. It’s filling, high in potassium, and low in calories.