Sugar is one of the most easily addictive substances and unfortunately today, sugar is a key ingredient in most common foods.
From sauces to prepared foods and baked goods, it is almost impossible to avoid any foodstuffs that do not contain sugar.
Especially during Ramadan or the Eid celebration since it is becoming close and we know that people tend to consume a lot of sugary foods.
We keep hearing this question: What should I eat when I crave sweets? Luckily, there are tons of easy options to choose from, and we’ve put together a list of healthy and delicious alternatives.
Fruit is nature’s dessert, foremost! It is true that fruits contain sugar, but it differs from processed and refined sugar found in most desserts.
However, the best choice for your teeth is low-acid fruits: such as bananas, strawberries, melons, or peaches.
- Greek Yogurt
Start with plain yogurt (no added flavors or sugars) and then increase the amount from there. You can add fruit, nuts, granola, and a little honey, with these simple steps you have made a healthy ice cream sundae.
Tip: Yogurt and other dairy products are great healthy options for snacks because they often contain less sugar and rich in calcium!
- Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Speaking of ice cream, you can easily make healthy ice cream without added sugar.
Just mix 2 frozen bananas (peeled and cut in half) and 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter (without added sugar) in a processor and blend until they become a mixture.
- Chia Pudding
We can start by stating that chia is rich in omega-3, it is also packed with fiber and antioxidants and may help regulate blood sugar. Chia pudding is very easy to prepare and can be prepared in countless ways.
First, mix the chia seeds and milk together and leave the pudding for at least 2 hours in the fridge. From there, you can add berries, granola, and a dash of honey, coconut, and nut butter.
- Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potato is rich in natural sugars, and it is also packed with fiber so it helps satisfy your cravings better than empty refined sugars. And seriously, add some butter (and salt or cinnamon, however you like).
No matter which recipe you choose, it is important to keep your health in mind. Every time you find yourself craving sweets, remember these recipes.
When To See A Doctor?
When we talk about sweets and sugar, many health conditions come to our mind: dietary restrictions, diabetes, oral health… Make sure to seek medical advice if necessary.
Click here to book a consultation with a General Practitioner who will redirect you to the right specialist for a detailed diagnosis.
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