Tricks to Fight Your Teeth’s Biggest Enemy: Sugar Cravings


Sugar CRAVINGS. Such a struggle. How do we fight them to save our teeth?!

BRUSH YOUR TEETH

When you brush your teeth, your brain thinks that the mealtime is over. Maybe. Probably not. But don’t worry… even if you still know that the meal is not over, brushing your teeth helps in another way. The cool mint flavor in your mouth will ruin any possible taste that comes after it. So, if nothing else, you will have to wait for a while before you can actually taste something sweet. And by that time, you might have changed your mind and gone to do something else

ADD CINNAMON TO YOUR MEALS

It’s amazing how cinnamon can trick you into thinking that you are actually eating a sweet meal. Studies suggest that cinnamon also helps control blood sugar levels and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

DRINK WATER

Thirst is often confused with hunger or food cravings.

If you feel a sudden urge for a specific food, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. You may find that the craving fades away, because your body was actually just thirsty.

DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM THE CRAVING

When you feel a craving, try to distance yourself from it.

For example, you can take a brisk walk or a shower to shift your mind onto something else. A change in thought and environment may help stop the craving.

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Your appetite is largely affected by hormones that fluctuate throughout the day.

Sleep deprivation disrupts the fluctuations, and may lead to poor appetite regulation and strong cravings

 

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