Have you been finishing off all those boxes of chocolates you received last Valentine’s Day? Or have you been snacking on some cookies that were given to you by your loved ones and friends? You are not judged. We’ve also been there and done that. But after feeling special and loved with all these sweet treats, you might experience a painful sugar rush. Nothing to worry, though.
These 10 super foods should help.
Wait, water is not a food. However, we want to highlight its amazing effects on us. Water can help flush out the excess sugar in our body. So, the next morning you wake up with all those chocolate wrappers around you, grab a glass of water.
Although sweet, cinnamon actually helps balance blood-glucose levels. It also helps lower the blood sugar in our body. Therefore, regardless of how you add it to your diet, you can recover from that Valentine’s Day binge.
3. Coconut Oil
Yes, coconut oil contains fats. But take note that these are healthy fats that protect your body against bacterial growth and all that post-sugar trauma. Now, if your pantry doesn’t have this staple, it’s high time that you buy one. You don’t want to miss a million of things coconut oil can do.
Interestingly, kale has this ability to restore the sugar balance in your body and fight off any possible inflammation. Eat it raw. Juice it. Make kale ice cubes. Or add it to your favorite dishes. Whatever you make out of it, it will surely help.
5. Brown Rice
It’s hard to break up with someone. What’s even harder is to move on. The same goes with your love for sugar. If you ever decide to put an end to your relationship with sugar, eating brown rice will make the process of moving on easier and faster.
Hummus contains fiber that helps regulate blood sugar. Also, it has protein that can curb your sugar cravings, which cause insulin surges. So, if you want to recover from that sugar overdose, gather some garbanzo beans and process them in a food processor for a homemade hummus.
7. Pumpkin Seeds
Too much sugar can deplete the amounts of magnesium in your body. Without it, your body organs might not function properly. Lucky for us, there are pumpkin seeds that contain the right amount of magnesium needed by our body. In case you are asking, “Are there pumpkins on February?”. The good news is that there are grocery stores that sell these pumpkin seeds. So, show them some love!
Avocado is another food that contains healthy fats, which aids in balancing blood sugar levels. Having said that, if you want to recover from all that sugar overindulge, start your February 15 with an avocado toast.
Sometimes, when we overeat candies, ice cream, and chocolates, our tummies start to feel strange. If you experience that after Valentine’s Day, try to treat yourself with some ginger.
Any way you like your eggs to be cooked, they are truly a great help for your post-sugar splurge. Not only are they healthy sources of protein, they also help burn off those excess sugars that start to build up.
These super foods indeed play a vital role in your road to recovery from that Valentine’s Day sugar rush. But if you want to reap more health benefits, consider experimenting recipes with them and these 10 superfoods!