Did you know that cravings for sugar and carbohydrates could be your body’s way of telling you that you are low in serotonin, a crucial neurotransmitter that is responsible for controlling our mood, sleep and appetite? However, eating sugar and carbohydrates, even too many complex ones, will only perpetuate the problem and decrease serotonin levels even more.
Protein, preferably from meat sources, should be eaten to increase serotonin levels and halt cravings for sweets and carbs.
Cravings for sugar are also triggered by other factors like food allergy or sensitivity, hypoglycemia, nutritional deficiencies and candida overgrowth.
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Serotonin deficiency is very common in our society and also plays an important role in depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia, food cravings, fibromyalgia and addiction to name a few.