fix craving for sweets in a natural way

Craving for sweets is a natural thing. We need glucose (blood sugar) to fuel our brain and muscles quickly.

Unfortunately it’s so hard to stick to a low glycemic and PCOS friendly eating plan we when are craving sugar.  Thankfully – there are an increasing number of healthy and “natural” alternative sweeteners that are popping up on the market. The post is about one is particular.

So what is this sweetener I love so much?

It’s Yakon syrup. It is relatively new to the “alternative sweetener” scene but it’s one you are going to want to add to your pantry for it’s ability to reduce cravings for sweets.
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Here are a few reasons why I am loving this stuff:

  • It acts as a pre-biotic (helps to promote healthy gut bacteria and aids in digestion)
  • It works well in cold drinks, hot drinks, and in baking
  • Extremely low glycemic (means it doesn’t raise your blood sugar), spike your insulin level, or cause afternoon energy crashes
  • The flavor is a cross between brown sugar and molasses
  • It reduces craving for sweets naturally

There is a lot of hype going around that Yakon syrup increases your metabolic rate and suppresses appetite.

The reality is that any soluble fiber will make you feel fuller longer – so you are less likely to snack…

craving for sweets

Yakon is tuber grown near the Andes. It’s not the prettiest looking thing – but it contains a natural sugar called a fructooligosaccharide (say that 10x fast!).

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are indigestible to humans.

That means they have no caloric value and pass straight through the digestive tract. In this way, Yakon acts similar to many sugar alcohols. And for this reason – you are going to want to try a small amount to see how it suits you. Some people just don’t do well with FOS. 

Want to know how to actually use this stuff?

Here is my recipe for Yakon tea biscuits, which reduce craving for sweets (gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free) and also my favorite source of Yakon Syrup.

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