I’m going to share with you seven spices, supplements, essential oils, and foods that can kill food cravings.
The 4 ‘C’ Spices
Cinnamon is great for blood sugar. It’s mildly sweet and it fights candida. Candida can overgrow when you eat a lot of sugar. So if you can curb those cravings, you can get a twofer, curb the cravings, kill the candida.
Cloves are amazing as well. All the spices that you’re used to having in pumpkin pie were in various ethnic dishes are amazing. Cloves are very antimicrobial. It is absolutely awesome and it tastes really good, great for the oral cavity and also helps curb cravings.
Cardamom is another spice we don’t use all that much, although it is being used occasionally. It is very good for the gut and it helps curb cravings.
Coriander is the seed of cilantro. It has some of its own benefits. It has essential oils that are great for the gut, great for the immune system, and help you detoxify.
Citrus essential oils
Citrus essential oils made from the rind or peel are great for so many things in the body. But one thing they’re good for is to help curb cravings. They work on the brain actually and the lymphatic system not only to help curb cravings but to detoxify you from the junk that’s in your body.
I recommend using citrus essentials oils, two to three drops a day in water or juice. You can use it in a smoothie. There are a lot of great recipes to make using citrus essential oils.
Bone broth satisfies on a level that is hard to explain. It’s called comfort food after all because it comforts your insides. It contains amino acids proline and glycine that we’re deficient in because most of our diets don’t contain them.
Bone broth also contains collagen as well as other powerful nutrients including electrolytes, powerful minerals to support your health.
Consume one to three servings of bone broth a day, make it yourself. You can also buy bone broth from your health food or grocery store or take a protein powder made from bone broth.
Apple cider / Coconut vinegar
Here’s a great craving killer, vinegar. Apple cider or coconut vinegar is powerful in its effects on the gut and blood sugar. There’s even research that shows apple cider vinegar is great for people with diabetes.
A teaspoon or a tablespoon of unpasteurized apple cider or coconut vinegar right before you eat maybe 10 minutes before, add a little honey if you want it sweet. Maybe you can add some stevia instead. You can add some lemon juice. I really believe that the power of sour, which you get from apple cider or coconut vinegar, will kill your cravings for sweets. So do that before meals. It also boosts your digestive health.
Minerals ( Chromium )
Chromium is a mineral that is great to support blood sugar. One of its variants known as glucose tolerance factor is great to support blood sugar. They’ve shown that diabetics typically have less chromium and also another mineral, vanadium, in their system.
You can consume chromium-rich foods such as nuts and seeds but chromium is deficient in most soils. So I recommend taking a chromium supplement, look for fermented chromium typically from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. 200 to 600 micrograms a day in your supplement.
Ashwagandha known as the winter cherry or even Indian ginseng is a powerful adaptogen. Helping you adapt to stress. One thing ashwagandha has been shown to do in randomized clinical trials is to bust or destroy stress-related carb cravings.
Ashwagandha in its many forms, supplement form. You can do it as an infusion similar to a tea is great to balance hormones, thyroid, adrenals. It lowers cortisol and increases DHA and all that means better sleep, fewer pounds, more energy, better mood. It might be the best long term strategy to bust your cravings.
Chia seeds had been known as runners food because the carbohydrates it contains provides sustained energy. High-end plant-based omega-3 fats such as alpha-linolenic acid as well as fiber.
You can consume chia whole. Grind some chia, try two tablespoons. Mix it in 12 ounces of your favorite beverage, let’s try water, shake it up and drink it fast because it will gel. It makes your tummy feel full.
Chia seed will also give you sustained energy. It’s good for the heart, good for the brain, great for your digestion and elimination. It is an amazing craving killer.
The Four C spices, we mentioned about cinnamon, clove, coriander, and cardamom. All of those spices help to boost your metabolism and curb cravings.
Citrus essential oils, lemon, grapefruit, orange, lime, tangerine, use it in your beverages or your meals.
Bone broth is great, one to three servings a day helps nourish the body on every level and helps you be satisfied.
Apple cider/coconut vinegar before meals or even as a salad dressing component is a great way to kill cravings.
Minerals including chromium are great for blood sugar. When your blood sugar is balanced so goes your cravings. When your blood sugar is up and it’s down your cravings go through the roof. Chromium from yeast or fermented chromium, 200 to 600 micrograms a day is great.
Ashwagandha, take it in an extract from, take it in an infusion where you buy the root, make your own tea, if you will, is great to curb stress-related overeating and carb cravings, and that’s a lot of the reasons why we crave. It also helps you sleep.
Chia seed can be taken whole, sort of mixed in your favorite beverage or ground in a little coffee grinder, you can make it into a pudding, you can drink it, you can add it to smoothies. Chia fills up your tummy so that you’re not hungry.