Cravings for sweets can be attributed to various reasons. For example, sometimes a person lacks some substances, and he tries to compensate for them with certain products. Russian nutritionist Elena Solomatina spoke about this in an interview with Sputnik radio.
However, in this case, there is an alternative to sweet. “It may be a lack of chromium, magnesium, B vitamins. Chromium can be obtained in the form of supplements, it is found in meat and seafood. Magnesium - in buckwheat, green vegetables, seeds. Group B vitamins are meat, complex carbohydrates, whole grain bread, cereals,”the expert explained.
In addition, stress, lack of positive emotions and energy, lack of sleep, or latent infection can be the cause of a passion for sweets.
At the same time, Solomatina emphasized that when sugar is excluded from the diet, the eaten piece of cake should not be considered a breakdown. According to her, you can eat your favorite treat and then return to your diet, but the main thing is not to get hung up.
“Sometimes breakdowns are more beneficial than hard limits. If a person is uncomfortable, he will break down anyway,”she summed up.
Earlier, nutritionist Alexei Kovalkov revealed a method that will help get rid of cravings for sweets before bedtime. According to him, at 5-6 in the evening you should eat a dish that will raise your blood sugar level.