Decode your junk food cravings and replace them with wholesome foods.
Potato Chips or Cashews?
We have all been there. Out of nowhere a craving for some junk food hits us, and we fall victim to cookies or M&Ms. Empty calories, sugar rush and then crash can feel all too familiar. But what if there were reasonable alternatives? For example, did you know that if you are craving chocolate, it is most likely attributed to a deficiency in magnesium which can be satisfied by eating pumpkin seeds, nuts, veggies, fruits, or raw spinach?
Most cravings are actually misinterpretations from our bodies that we are dehydrated. By drinking a tall glass of water first, you may be giving your body exactly what it wants and alleviate the craving altogether. So, before you reach for food to nix your cravings, quench them with some water. Then wait half an hour. More often than not, they’ll be gone.
You are what you eat
Your dental health and of course general health is directly connected to what you eat. If your diet is high in sugar and sugary beverages you will be much more susceptible to dental caries and on the grander scale diabetes.
People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth?
People with diabetes are at special risk for periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the gum and bone that hold the teeth in place. Periodontal disease can lead to painful chewing difficulties and even tooth loss. Dry mouth, often a symptom of undetected diabetes, can cause soreness, ulcers, infections, and tooth decay. Smoking makes these problems worse.
Make Healthy Choices
Please utilize the table below to correctly recognize why you have a craving and how to satisfy it in a healthy way.