cravings

  • Tips to Ditch Your Sugar Habit

    >> Read labels: Sugar sometimes hides behind words such as syrup and anything ending in –ose (such as sucrose).

    >> Choose unsweetened varieties: Almond or soy milk, nut butters, and baking chocolate could all contain sugar, but many brands offer an “unsweetened” option.

  • Health Tips: Sleepless Nights Tied to Junk Food Cravings

    Sleepless nights impair the brain’s frontal lobe, which controls complex decision making. They increase activity, however, in the brain centers that respond to rewards, according to a recent study from UC Berkeley. Corresponding to this, the study authors also noticed that subjects strongly favored unhealthy snack and junk foods when running on low sleep.

  • Combat Your Food Cravings

    Finish a meal and go straight for the cookie jar? Have to drink a soda with dinner? Arizona-based naturopath Colleen Huber says all food cravings are really your body trying to tell you it needs more of certain minerals. Here are clues to what your food cravings could be trying to tell you—and how to satisfy them the healthy way.