Not only does insulin manage glucose, but it also transports Tryptophan (pictured right) to the brain. Tryptophan is a building block of the neurotransmitter Serotonin in the brain, which elevates the mood and produces a calming and satisfying effect. When the Serotonin level drops again, a gloom feeling takes over, and the need for more sugar is triggered.
Sugar is along same line as anti-depressants. The urgent need for it produces feelings of anxiousness, and once sugar is consumed, all the anxiety is relieved, leaving you in a content state. Then, as the Serotonin drops, the cycle repeats. This is how sugar can be so addicting.
Those who are sugar dependant have the same dependency as those who are addicted to drugs, alcohol, smoking, and gambling. The sugar need provides immediate gratification. The person feels they cannot live without this 'necessary' substance. When in reality, the sugar injection is only playing mind games with the individual.
You can gain more control of this situation if you feel like you are a hostage to sugars effects. Proper nutrition, balance, combination, water, and supplementation can all aid in control.
Correct nutrition is of the most importance. With nutrition comes balance and combination. You can have your carbohydrates, however you need to indulge in small amounts and combine it with a complete protein to blunt the insulin surge.
Water is another necessary factor in masking false hunger. Keeping properly hydrated will excrete sodium and fat, aiding in weight loss, and controlling sugar cravings.
Supplementation is the final salvation for sugar cravings. Among these are Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Chromium, Inositol, Manganese, Zinc, Coral Calcium, and Colloidal Minerals. Many of the top multivitamin and mineral complexes have all these vitamins and minerals, excluding Coral Calcium and Colloidal Minerals. Therefore, it is imperative to include all, as well as proper nutrition and water to gain more control over being a sugar prisoner.
When you gain control over sugar, you are in control of your body. You have the power to change. Turn your life around and invest in your future.
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