Magnesium and GTF Chromium Combat Sugar Cravings

Help is at hand if you find it hard to stop eating Easter eggs or other sweet foods.

Magnesium and GTF Chromium may be just what you need to get rid of those desires for sugary foods destructive to your health.

When your body has difficulty in controlling your blood sugar you can develop sugar cravings. When you eat sugary In addition sugar or sweet foods are considered likely to trigger and exacerbate food addiction.

Sugary foods stimulate your body to release larger amounts of insulin as very high blood sugar levels damage your body. The problem is these large insulin releases can bring your blood sugar levels down too low at this point you are likely to crave sugar. Although sugary foods do give some temporary relief from sugar cravings and other low blood sugar symptoms such as feeling faint, headaches, irritability, and fatigue; sugar will once again cause your body to produce a lot of insulin, so the cycle begins again. Over long periods of time this can result in an inability Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF) Chromium has been shown to help stabilise blood sugar levels so helps reduce sugar cravings.

Avoid sweet tasting foods that cause overproduction of insulin; sugar, refined grains and soft drinks (both the sugary ones and the diet version). Also check ingredients; avoid any that list sugar, syrups, and fructose.

A lack of magnesium can trigger sugar cravings, especially chocolate cravings. However the sugar does not give your body magnesium in fact every time you have sugar you use up magnesium as it is used by the body to help metabolise sugar. Supplements of magnesium can reduce sugar craving and help stabilise blood sugar levels[1]. If you have Type 2 diabetes or Pre-diabetes you are more likely to have low magnesium levels[2, 3].

Check list if craving anything sweet – Have an extra Entire Katoa Food State Magnesium80 capsule

  1. water  - have some in case thirsty
  2. Food – have a high quality meal /snack
  3. Air emotions
  4. Tired – rest and relax
  5. Need physical out-let ? Go for fast walk / run

AFTER CHECK LIST if still craving sweet – HAVE SWEET ITEM – have another Entire Katoa Food State Magnesium80 capsule and repeat from 1. (You can have up to 3 EXTRA Entire Katoa Food State Magnesium80 capsule a day – so 5 in total)

IMPORTANT- Food State supplements are low dose high absorption supplements so may be taken in the way described on the above “check list” however other types of Magnesium may possibly be harmful if taken in this way, as it might result in too much Magnesium. If unsure seek professional advice from you supplier or contact us.

Research is emerging which demonstrates the importance of another nutrient Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF) Chromium in stabilising blood sugar levels [4-6]. If supplements are used I recommend the Entire Katoa Food State supplements for the best absorption.

To best help your body you need to avoid sweet foods that cause overproduction of insulin, or in the case of Type 2 Diabetes sweet food that your body can no longer cope with. This means you need to avoid sugar[7], refined grains[8-10] and soft drinks(both the sugary ones and the diet version). Also check ingredients of the labels; avoid any that list sugar[7], corn syrup[10], and fructose[7].

Herbs such as Gymnema, Turmeric and Dandelion can help decrease your sugar cravings and stabilise your blood sugar levels. Read more in Blood Sugar Imbalances and Herbal Medicine.


Original article April 2014 Copyright Jaine Kirtley



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