5 Most Unhealthy Foods to Eat When a Sugar Craving Strikes

Feb 20, 2021 01:21 AM EST | By Joshua Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

The Unhealthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Sugar Cravings
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A masked protester displays a handful of candy in Jefferson Square Park on September 22, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sugar cravings may always be apparent in any day and any time of the day, especially if you are tired from sitting in the office. It provides you a boost of energy when you feel you are a bit sappy, and it simply makes you happy. However, there are many choices in the market that make it hard for every individual to pick the best one. In most cases, people prefer the unhealthiest food yet the most flavorful to give yourself a treat.

Sugary foods or sweet foods may satisfy your cravings, but it is not beyond one's knowledge that, when taken excessively, may pose a danger to the body. Here are the unhealthiest foods you need to avoid when you encounter sugar cravings to lessen that adverse effect. 

Read also: 5 Simple Practices You Can Do to End Sugar Cravings Now

Peanut Butter Cups

This beloved sweet and salty treat is just the best combo you can ever have when you wish for pleasure. However, this chocolatey treat is not advisable. According to Eat This Not That, most peanut butter cups mix combined added sugars with peanut butter to give it a melty mouthfeel, yet it damages any nutritional value you may get. They recommend taking plant-derived alternatives, which are also available in the market. 

Sugary Cereal

It is easy to get the sugary cereal from your pantry and pop them in your mouth for a quick snack. Healthline notes that the snack or meal contributes to chronic diseases, and what is alarming is that people overeat it. It adds that most of this sugar comes from the processes, and cereals or sugary cereals are among the most popular processed foods rich in sugar. 

Lollipops

The Unhealthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Sugar Cravings
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Brodie Grundy of the Magpies eats a love heart lollipop during a Collingwood Magpies AFL media opportunity at the Holden Centre on September 24, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Sucking lollipops may be a quick option whenever sugar craving taps your palate. Since they are cheap and easily be kept in the pocket, it is one option for people who have a sweet tooth. However, Is It Bad For You notes that lollipops are mostly sugar, and it feeds the bacteria that rot the teeth and spikes the blood sugar, which is not suitable for the body. It adds that it can also increase the risk of metabolic disorder, diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. 

Gelatin

The Unhealthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Sugar Cravings
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Moulded jellies and cups of soup in a culinary display

Jelly in the fridge will cool you down from stress and satisfy your sugar cravings. But Eat This Not That notes that most of the gelatin desserts are packed with non-nutritive artificial flavors, sweeteners, and colors, making them a chemical concoction. They recommend trying chia-seed pudding or chocolate avocado pudding. 

Gummy Bears

The Unhealthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Sugar Cravings
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Gummi Bears are displayed in a glass jar at Sweet Dish candy store April 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to struggle, candy sales are rising as Americans seek to comfort themselves during the difficult economic times.

Another colorful candy in demand among people is the gummy bears. With their distinct jelly, sweet, and a little bit sour taste, they are simply a joy to the heart. However, Livestrong notes that gummy bears are also made from sugar.

It adds that although they have two grams of protein per serving, Livestrong shares that they are primarily empty calories. Although with health risks, Livestrong notes that gummy bears are not bad compared to other products.

Sugar Cravings may come from time to time but choosing these unhealthy foods may not be a good option for your body in the long run. Remember to choose your foods wisely to stay healthy.

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