8 Healthy Substitutes To Satisfy Those Nasty Sweet Cravings— Guilt Free!

Karishma Govil , 28 May 2018
Granola (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Granola (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

It’s always good to stick to a healthy diet that will balance out your overall lifestyle. But there are times that the body craves sugar. And that’s the time we end up breaking that health streak and cheat. One cheat meal turns into two and before you know it, you’re back to that initial weight and eventually give up. Let’s put a stop to this vicious cycle right away by switching to healthier alternatives when you crave something sweet. Here they are.

1. Dates

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Ramadan (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fibre. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Stock up on these for sure.

2. Prunes

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Prunes (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Prunes are a good source of vitamin A. They’re also really good for the skin and are packed with antioxidants.

3. Granola Bars

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Granola (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Depending on the brand, these bars are packed with iron and protein that help keep the body nourished without adding too much fat.

4. Dark Chocolate

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Eat a piece of dark chocolate when you start craving something sweet. Dark chocolate improves the heart health and helps in balancing blood pressure and is also relatively sweet.

5. Unsweetened Yoghurt

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Yoghurt (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Yoghurt is a probiotic and helps build immunity. It’s rich in nutrients and keeps the body cool.

6. Fruits

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Fruits (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Fruits are rich in antioxidants. They’re also packed with fibres and vitamins that are essential for the body. Plus, they’re super yummy!

7. Smoothies

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Strawberry Smoothie (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Another form of eating fruits and satisfying your sweet cravings in whipping up a healthy smoothie. You could include some veggies and your favourite fruits to go with it.

8. Honey

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Honey (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

If you feel like eating something sweet, just have a spoon of honey. Honey is antibacterial, helps increase the stamina and even heals a sore throat. There are so many other benefits of honey that’ll prove that it should be a part of your diet.

It’s important to know how many calories you intake every day so that you can curb that junk food craving. These substitutes help you switch to something healthier than artificial sugar. Now you can enjoy these food items without any guilt!

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