Natural remedies for craving sweets
Hunger control treatments to stop cravings for sweet and salty foods
How to get free free of the extreme desire to eat?
To avoid cravings, in addition to changing eating habits (see "How to avoid cravings for food" in the listing above), we may use a variety of resources to diminish the desire to eat, especially for eating sweets or salty food. Moreover we can also use some herbs that can serve as substitutes for sweets.
Supplements to remove cravings
There are a number of vitamins, minerals or other supplements that are quite effective in reducing cravings. Many of them can be harmful if taken in excess or combined with other products that enhance their properties, so it is advisable to consult your doctor or dietitian first to take them. Among all, we can mention the following:
- Supplements of chromium, manganese and magnesium: When the levels of any of these minerals is low, the person needs to eat something sweet. Supplements of chromium, manganese or magnesium may help reduce cravings. For example, picolinate chromium supplements help the body absorb more of this mineral (Take according to the patient leaflet)
Medicinal plants to reduce cravings
Besides the above supplements, we dispose of a number of plants or natural medicines that can help us overcome the urge to eat. Among them, we can mention the following:
- Fucus (Fucus vesiculosus) the capacity of the preparations of this plant to increase its size make it able "to fill" the stomach, eliminating the sensation of hunger and compulsive desire to ingest food, reason why some dieticians recommend it for treatments against obesity or bulimia.
More information about craving for food in the listing above.
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