by Baia Food on Jan 23, 2017

If you see that you need to drink chocolate, cookies, bread, sweets and sugary drinks every day without any control, you probably have a sugar addiction and don't know it. I recommend that you follow the following tips to perform a SUGAR DETOX . Try to do it for at least a week and you will see how good you feel.

  • Use only pure stevia to sweeten. I advise against all artificial sweeteners such as saccharin, aspartame and cyclamate (among others). Recent scientific studies have shown that, contrary to what is believed, they also contribute to the development of diabetes and other metabolic diseases such as obesity.

  • Don't eat processed, packaged, pre-cooked foods and/or foods with endless lists of ingredients that you don't understand. They usually contain many additives that increase their shelf life to the detriment of a healthy nutritional composition. You would be surprised to see the amount of sugar that all these products have, although many sell it to us under the premise "without", "light" or "zero". If you are interested in this topic and want to be a little amazed by the amount of sugar that many common products contain, I recommend that you read this article .

  • Avoid dairy and switch to unsweetened plant-based milk.

  • Change the chocolate for pure ORGANIC COCOA .

  • Drink plenty of water , infusions, and add ORGANIC MATCHA tea: it will help you stay active and have long-lasting energy.
  • Give priority to alkaline foods at lunch and dinner: kale, spinach, arugula, parsley, basil, oak leaf, green beans, celery, leek, onion, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, etc. Hemp and chia seeds are excellent for providing proteins and essential fatty acids without the acidifying effect of animal protein, as are walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds.
  • Eat low glycemic index fruits such as raspberries, apple, lemon, lime, blueberries, grapefruit or strawberries. This index indicates how quickly sugars are absorbed. A low glycemic index indicates slow absorption. Foods with this characteristic prevent insulin spikes and the subsequent sugar crashes.

  • Forget simple carbs. Always opt for complex carbohydrates such as those contained in oats, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, millet or amaranth. They will keep your sugar levels stable, preventing you from snacking and craving sweets. Quinoa is also very rich in protein, which will allow you to replace animal protein at lunch or dinner.

  • For a healthy intake of fats, you can take olive oil, coconut oil and also avocados.

  • Finally, avoid alcohol due to its sugar content and empty calories.

If you follow all these tips for a couple of weeks, you will see that you feel less bloated, you will have fewer cravings and you will lose those extra kilos more easily. In addition, you will notice yourself with more energy, radiant skin, you will strengthen your immune system and the quality of your sleep will improve significantly.

Sugar addiction is something that many people suffer from without knowing it. For this reason and as always, I recommend that, if this is your case, you become aware of the situation and start worrying about what you give to your body. Remember we only have one!!

Alicia Lamothe

Health Coach