Do the holidays contribute to increased sugar cravings? Most often the answer is yes. We have treats at the office. We receive food baskets, often filled with sweets. So what can you do to counteract your cravings? Increase your intake of magnesium, a vital mineral that most Americans are deficient in.
Adding extra magnesium to your diet can help moderate blood glucose levels and improve your body’s reaction to sugar. You can do this by eating foods high in magnesium, such as spinach, swiss chard, peas and pumpkin seeds. You can also take a highly absorbable magnesium supplement, such as Magnesium Lactate.