Have you recently quit sugar and are struggling with the withdrawal symptoms that come along for the journey? We've all been there. That insatiable urge to devour an entire pack of biscuits or demolish a box of chocolates, leaving nothing but empty wrappers and regret in our wake. But fear not, for there is a simple solution to your sugary woes: it’s called tea!
Yes, you heard right, tea. Not only is it a soothing and comforting beverage, but certain teas can actually help curb your sugar cravings. So, without further ado, let's dive into five teas that can help you kick those cravings to the curb!
If you're a fan of that minty fragrance, then peppermint tea is the perfect choice for you. Not only does it have a refreshing flavour and aroma, but it can also help reduce sugar cravings as the menthol can help suppress your appetite and those hormones that send you searching for sweet treats.
Why we love it: It has the added benefit of soothing an upset stomach and improving digestion!
Cinnamon is a globally-beloved spice that's often associated with sweet treats like cinnamon rolls and even pancakes, though it also adds depth to soups, curries and bakes. That’s why it’s no surprise that this versatile spice makes for a delicious tea that allows you to enjoy that aromatic spice without the added sugar. Not only does it have a warm and comforting flavour, but cinnamon has also been shown to help regulate blood-sugar levels, which can help reduce cravings for sugary snacks, improve gut health and boost our mood.
Why we love it: This tea is naturally sweet and flavoursome, making it ideal for those of you missing your favourite desserts.
This South African-born tea is caffeine-free and has a subtle, natural sweetness with a nutty flavour. It's also packed with antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the body. But most importantly, rooibos tea can help reduce sugar cravings by regulating blood-sugar levels and reducing insulin resistance, not to mention it’s a soothing drink that can leave us feeling calmer and less stressed – and we know that emotions often drive our eating habits. When we’re stressed, we snack more – and on less-than-healthy foods.
Green tea is a popular choice for its many health benefits, from fighting inflammation to boosting our metabolism. But did you know that green tea can also help reduce sugar cravings? That's because the antioxidants in green tea can help regulate blood-sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance, which can lead to fewer cravings for sweet treats. The caffeine in green tea may also play a role in reducing cravings by supressing those hormones that send us racing to the fridge.
Why we love it: Drinking green tea regularly has been found to lower our risk for cancer and autoimmune disease.
This spicy and flavoursome tea has been used for centuries for its many health benefits, including its ability to aid digestion and reduce inflammation. But it can also help reduce sugar cravings by suppressing appetite hormones and, much like many of the teas on this list, helping to balance our blood-sugar levels.
Why we love it: Ginger tea is an immune-boosting powerhouse that has been found to improve gut health, reduce headache severity and has digestive enzymes to ensure our digestion is working properly – an essential element in the fight against cravings.
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