If you find it hard to resist sugary treats, your inner ecosystem may be out of balance. Anyone whose inner ecology is out of balance will be driven by cravings for sugar, bread, dairy, and fruit.
There are two reasons for this:
- This insatiable appetite for sugar may come from a common overgrowth of Candida yeast, which can actually influence which foods you are attracted to.
- Sugar cravings can also be caused a nutritional deficiency. When the inner ecosystem is damaged, you are not able to properly break down food or completely absorb nutrients. Your appetite is signaling you to eat real, nutrient-dense food — and instead, you may often grab and overeat what is most convenient, which ends up being sugary treats.
The most important thing you can do to overcome sugar cravings is to eat more fermented foods, repairing and rebuilding your inner ecology. Having a healthy gut is a lifelong commitment that can bring with it a lifetime of good health, further supported by the food choices you make. The next time you feel a sugar craving coming on, feed your gut with fermented foods first and then indulge your sweet tooth with a comforting dessert made from a satisfying natural sugar alternative.
Healthy gut pro tip: Have a cooler ready and place your lunch in if you're going out. Take some of your favorite pre-made Body Ecology foods with you.
Body Ecology's Sugar-Free Cinnamon Apples Recipe
- 8 apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup flour (Pamela's Wheat & Gluten Free Baking mix or similar recommended)
- 1 cup Body Ecology All-Natural Calorie-Free Lakanto Sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup soft butter
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- Lightly butter a 9-inch square baking dish.
- Preheat oven 375°F.
- In small bowl, combine flour, Lakanto, salt, and cinnamon.
- Cut butter into small pieces, and mix butter into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or with two butter knives until mixture is crumbly.
- Add apples to bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle flour mixture on top.
- Bake 30-45 minutes or until apples are tender.
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