Culinary Medicine To Keep Sugar Craving Away

Updated: Mar 28

1. Carrots and Hummus

Go with organic small carrots. These are easier to consume than hard large carrots. Buy or make your own chickpea hummus.

2. In my Shiatsu practice I often assist clients to overcome sugar cravings. Part of my practice is to clean the body through acupressure which propels the natural healing process. But also I do deeper hara work to palpate the organs and locate the imbalances that are causing the sugar cravings in the first place. Through stress release and dietary intervention, sugar cravings let go!

In Chinese Medicine 5-Element Theory there is an organ associated with each element, the Chinese Spleen being paired with the Earth element. The Spleen in the main organ of assimilation, and when it is strong nutrients are properly absorbed and according to Chinese Medicine Theory the vital life force energy Qi/Ki is created and disseminated to all other organs in the body.

The Earth Element, relates to our stomach and spleen organs, which when harmed by over consumption of sugar, these organs need repair, so nourish them with high quality sweet flavours not sugar rushes that are lacking in vitamins and essential minerals, be careful also to not overconsume fruit. Instead you need soft sweet root vegetables like parsnip, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, sweet rice, lettuce, slow cooked softly sweetened brown onion to heal. These foods nourish the stomach and spleen organs well and satisfy the sweet cravings.

Spicy Chickpeas

Good for stomach, heart, liver and brain health, try this spicy snack you can make at home Spicy chickpeas can be baked and are nice and crunchy. Soak 2/3 cups of dried chickpeas overnight in a bowl, be sure to cover well as they will swell overnight. Drain and mix in a bowl with a dash of virgin olive oil. Add in 1 tsp of cumin, 1 and ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper plus salt and pepper to taste. Spread on a baking tray and bake at (400 degrees F) 200 degrees celsius, for 35 to 40 minutes. To ensure these are crunchy, turn off the oven and leave the tray inside. As the heat dies down, the peas will let out the remaining moisture and become crunchy. Once your oven has cooled off completely, remove and enjoy.

Book a consultation with me to clear all sugar craving and sugar addiction?

As a former chef and Shiatsu Therapist, in Hobart Tasmania I have personally cured myself of sugar addiction through Acupressure and 5 Element dietary Theory and currently assist others in my home clinic. I recommend you eat really high quality ingredients for vitamin & mineral content? Enjoy these snacks and tell me how they tasted?

Good for the brain, try the delicious and easy to prepare cashew snack below?

3. Turmeric Cashews with Tasty Coconut Shreds

1 and ½ teaspoons of coconut oil

- 1 teaspoon of turmeric

- Just a pinch of sea salt and black pepper

- ½ cup of coconut flakes

- 2 cups of cashews

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Line oven tray with baking paper. Put everything except the coconut flakes on the tray and hand mix. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, ensure oven is warm. Place the tray in for 10 minutes. Stir the mixture around with a steel spatula after the 5-minute mark and when 8 minutes is up, sprinkle in the coconut flakes. Check the mixture during this time so it doesn’t burn, you just want it golden on top. Let cool.

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