Read Our Advice About How to Manage Sugar Cravings Grazia Daily

grazia daily sugar cravingsRead advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. Find out how to manage sugar cravings. From the article:

Even those of us with the strongest will power can struggle to give up the sweet stuff – which makes sense when you consider that your body is quite literally programmed to want more and more of it for energy.

Interestingly a recent study by Washington University found that even new-born babies prefer sweet to savoury flavours, which is an evolutionary trait that dates back caveman times when seeking out foods with higher calories meant more energy to survive. Except nowadays we don’t need to search high and low over land and sea to forage for berries, but our sweet tooth’s still remain.

And bags of penny sweets aren’t the only culprits – sugar hides in lots of everyday foods and drinks, and not just sweet-tasting ones. Read on to see what swaps you can make to cut down on sugar and curb cravings…

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Read Our Advice About Almond Milk in Grazia Daily

grazia-daily-logoRead advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. Find out whether Almond milk is really good for your diet. From the article:

First we reported that kale isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Now almond milk’s in the firing line. What’s next, white bread and sausage sandwiches being declared a superfood?…

Nutrionist Kamilla Schaffner of My London Nutritionist, told us, “It’s not uncommon for producers to claim their products have health benefits, when the product only contains minimal amounts of the advertised ingredient. The legislation in this area is still very ambiguous

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Read Our Vegan Diet Advice in Grazia Daily

grazia-daily-logoFind out how a vegan diet can impact your health. Read the advice from My London Nutritionist in Grazia Daily. From the article:

Thinking of going vegan? Making the switch from omnivore to vegan is quite the lifestyle shift.

Being vegan means complete abstention from eating or drinking any animal-based foods or animal by-products, and for some, it means avoiding them in other everyday products, like clothes and makeup.

There’s lots of advice out there on going vegan, and trying to navigate so many different points of view and theories can turn into quite the headache. So to put the record straight, we grilled Eve Kalinik and Kamilla Schaffner, two leading clinical nutritionists, on what you need to know if you want to go vegan.

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9.Carrot and Coriander Salad

Carrot and Coriander Salad

Everybody loves a good old carrot and coriander soup, so why not try the same thing but in a raw and crunchy version? Carrots are high in fibre and beta-carotene that is vital for our healthy eye sight. They are fantastic to snack on but can get very boring after a while. This salad is a perfect way to jazz your daily carrot up with fun flavours and get your share of beta-carotene and fibre too! Carrots are very high in fibre that makes them a great food to include for anyone looking after their cholesterol levels. Coriander is a great herb to include in many dishes as it lands a fresh yet nutty flavour, instantly making any dish taste a little bit more exotic. Coriander is very high in phytonutrients that help the body to detox itself off heavy metals so combining these two together in a salad makes it a perfect snack for anyone embarking on a major detox diet!

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4. Quick Green Salad

Quick Green Salad

Yes, a simple green salad can be a healthy snack in its own right. Most people confine green salad as a lonely side dish at dinner time, but I think many miss the point. I am sure people on low carb diet or Paleo diets will be delighted to hear that a simple green salad can pack a punch in terms of delivering on fibre, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants! There is a plethora of various leaves available in the supermarkets right now: you can go as fancy or as simple as you wish. There is nothing better than tucking in to a pretty bowl of super leaves of various tastes and textures and making your snack a super bowls of nutritional goodness.

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3 Rainbow Yoghurt

Rainbow Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a super food in its own right – it has been around for centuries and many cultures advocate eating yoghurt in order to maintain a healthy digestion. Yoghurt is one of those beautiful foods that can take many flavours on and really add something special to dishes: tangy-ness, tartness, freshness, creaminess and its packed with protein, probiotics (good bacteria) and Calcium…what’s not to like! This universal appeal makes it one of the most popular snacks around and quite rightly so. I hope this fruity number will be a hit among your favourite healthy snacks.

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7. Almond and Berry Mousse

Almond and Berry Mousse

This was created absolutely accidentally as I was in the mood for something sweet and decadent but didn’t want to go for something too sugary or fatty. So I found a lonely tub of Quark (low fat cheese that is very high in protein, similar to Fromage Frais) sitting in my fridge and decided to jazz it up a little bit. I was so surprised and pleased with the end result I have started suggesting this healthy snack to my patients who have the most insatiable sweet teeth ever – so far I have no complaints. I have also been known to serve this snack as a healthy dessert after a leisurely Sunday lunch. Give it a try, I am sure you will like it!

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2.Protein Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry Protein Sorbet

This healthy snack is truly an amazing treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Packed with goodness from berries and protein it will keep away from sweet junk foods, as well as it will boost your levels of anti-oxidants and amino acids! Raspberries are fantastic red berries packed full of delicate flavour that is reminiscent of summer and sunshine, as well as vitamin C which is always a bonus. When combined with protein raspberries will keep your glucose levels stable, which will prevent you from feeling your energy dip in the afternoons. This refreshing healthy snack can be a fantastic breakfast idea, especially in the morning post all sorts of celebrations.

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