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If you crave sweets every day, you are not alone! Ayurvedic medicine says that you need the sweet taste every day. But how you satisfy your sweet tooth is up to you...and Body Ecology has some sweet alternatives to sugar.
Many people have an intense (and daily) desire for sweet treats, sometimes after every meal!
Do you find yourself craving sweet foods?
Sweet tastes are essential to balance! We humans both enjoy and need things that taste sweet and should not feel guilty when we have a desire for them.
Unfortunately, because we have had an over abundance of refined sugar in the Standard American Diet for decades, we are now an obese nation. Almost all health care professionals warn against sugar intake. Sugar, in various forms, is found in just about all processed foods and soda pop. Unfortunately it is also found in many so-called "healthy foods" sold in health food stores.
But there is a way to satisfy your need for sweets AND still keep your health too!
You need sweet foods to maintain your health. Foods like fruits, sweet vegetables and grains all contain natural sugars that feed the friendlymicroflora in your gut and help them grow. But the key here is do you have an abundance of healthy microflora living inside your intestines? If so, they will eat the sugar in these foods made by Mother Nature while you enjoy the sweet taste.
For thousands of years practitioners of Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom understood that we need six tastes in our daily meals to maintain balanced health. Sweet as well as sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent are not onlypleasing, they are also healthy.
Ancient Ayurvedic tradition is a holistic system of medicine from India, teaches that an imbalance of one of the tastes can contribute to illness, but you can also treat disease and illness by bringing the six tastes back into balance in your diet.
It's liberating to know that it is okay to give in to your sweet cravings and that the sweet taste is essential to good health.
In fact, Ayurvedic medicine teaches that the sweet taste:
But you can have too much sweet taste even if you just eat fruits, sweet vegetables and grains.
Too much of the sweet taste in your diet can cause:2
What can you do instead of sugary treats and a lot of fruit? Body Ecology offers some easy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth: Stevia and Lakanto are natural sugar substitutes that give you the sweet taste without calories, feeding yeast in your body, or causing a blood sugar spike like regular sugar!
Stevia Liquid Concentrate: A Kitchen Staple
Body Ecology Lakanto All-Natural Sweetener is the healthiest, safest, most delicious and versatile sugar substitute available because it has:
New to the U.S. through Body Ecology's EXCLUSIVE arrangement, Lakanto is time-tested and extensively proven in Japan. IN FACT, the Japanese Ministry of Health doesn't just approveLakanto for use in Japan, they actually recommend it for weight loss, obesity and blood sugar problems like diabetes. In fact, over 9,000 hospitals in Japan serve Lakanto to their patients. And yes, Lakanto does have GRAS status here in the US!
Body Ecology's Stevia Liquid Concentrate is the best-tasting stevia on the market. Made from the stevia herb (that is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar) our potent natural sugar substitute has no bitter aftertaste and is calorie free!
You can use Stevia Liquid Concentrate to make healthy lemonade, tasty tea, and anywhere else you would use sugar or dangerous sugar substitutes. For more recipes and tips on how to use your Stevia, try the Stevia Cookbook. With over 100 recipes, the Stevia Cookbook offers easy to follow instructions to make delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks using stevia, the all-natural sweetener.
Popular in Japan for years, Lakanto is our newest natural sweetener and a healthy alternative to sugar. It looks like sugar and can be used like sugar, but Lakanto is all natural, with none of the harmful effects of sugar... and it has NO calories.
Lakanto has no aftertaste and unlike stevia is excellent for baking!
Now you can bake Body Ecology treats that satisfy your sweet tooth. You will no longer miss energy-robbing sugar once you try our Lakanto! For more information, read: Honey, Sugar, Molasses, Agave, Stevia & Other Natural Sweeteners: Which Are Actually Good for You?
So the next time you crave sugar, understand that your body needs sweet tastes for balance.
Once you've been on the Body Ecology program, you will find that your sweet taste is often satisfied by sweet vegetables and our four Body Ecology grain-like seeds.
But for those times when you want something really sweet, you can satisfy that sweet tooth with all natural Stevia (and soon, Lakanto) so you get all the taste and none of the calories or health damaging side effects.
Now that's a sweet solution!
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