Anyone who likes sweets knows how hard it is to resist a bonbon, chocolate or a nice package of candies when that uncontrollable urge to consume something with a high concentration of sugar hits.
However, consuming sweet foods in excess can cause weight gain, as well as other complications that can have a serious impact on your health. Therefore, it is necessary to look for alternatives to cure the sweet tooth that are less aggressive to our body.
Here are some food suggestions that can replace that calorie bonbon full of hydrogenated fat that is tempting your life. Write down the recommendations and start changing your diet today to have a lighter and healthier life.
1 – Oatmeal porridge: oatmeal porridge is a nutritious, easy and quick option to make and can help you satisfy your crazy craving for sweets. Its preparation takes no more than 5 minutes, just follow the instructions on the product box.
2 – Frozen grape: it may seem strange, but it is a delicious dessert and it tastes like a grape popsicle. Just put the seedless grapes in a pot and put it in the freezer. And when you feel like a sweetie, eat some grapes.
3 – Frozen Yogurt: frozen yogurt can be an alternative to the more caloric sweets that usually inhabit our mind at the time of gluttony. But remember: no filling the frozen with goodies, otherwise the healthy alternative becomes a villain.
4 – Boiled apple: cut one or two apples into 4 pieces and cook in water. When you notice that it is already softening, remove from the heat and let it cool. To sweeten it a little more, add a few drops of honey.
5 – Nuts, chestnuts and dried fruits: making a mix with nuts and chestnuts (preferably with little or no salt) and dried fruits can help you fight the uncontrollable desire for sweets, but don’t overdo it, because some chestnuts and nuts are quite caloric.
6 – Sweet fruits: the sweetest fruits like banana, mango and persimmon are natural alternatives to eat instead of industrialized sweets. Always take a piece of fruit with you to work so you can have something to eat when you have a sweet tooth.
7 – Smoothies with fruits: make a smoothie with the fruits of your choice to kill the sweet tooth. They are nutritious and will keep you full for a long time.
8 – Hot chocolate: chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa is good for health and can easily replace industrialized sweets. Prepare your hot chocolate with a dark chocolate and delight yourself on the cold days of the year.
9 – Candies without added sugar: A quick and practical alternative to kill the sweet tooth is the sugar-free candies. Currently the market offers a huge range of options in sugar-free candies and these are great to have with you in your bag and use when you need candy.
10 – Juices: Orange, strawberry or grape juice are good substitutes for traditional desserts. In addition to helping to hydrate the body, they have essential nutrients for humans. When preparing your juice, do not use sugar, leave only the natural sweetness of the fruit and avoid drinking or preparing industrialized juices. Make natural fruit juice.
It is not easy to escape the desire to eat sweets, however, it is possible to replace the more caloric and sugar-filled sweets with other foods that are sweet, but have nutrients and do not have industrial added sugar. So you kill your sweet tooth and take care of your health at the same time.
The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.
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