Ever since I was little, I had horrible sugar cravings that didn’t go away despite how clean I tried eating. I know that I was probably missing some beneficial vitamin or mineral so later on I tried all type of supplements and eating varied, nutritional home cooked meals to no avail. If I just stopped eating sweet things for a day or so and I would get these MAD cravings for sweet things and I would go overboard eating them.
Then all of a sudden about a month ago, I noticed that my sugar cravings had drastically decreased to a point where sweets sickened me. I had no idea how it happened so I looked at what had changed in my diet and everything looked the same except for one thing: I was adding a new sweetener to my coffee.
Lately, I have been adding around 1-2 tbsp of a traditional Mexican sweet called “piloncillo”, that’s basically unrefined sugar cane juice. It’s a staple in the cuisine here that is sold in a sort of a solid cone.
Checking out the process, it’s basically raw, expressed sugar cane juice that is boiled and left to evaporate in a mold. I have tried it several times and it has a rich, deep and earthy taste; plus it packs a lot of nutrition with naturally occurring calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, and iron, unlike processed white sugar which lacks these and even brown sugar I feel is far off.
I haven’t really done much research due to time constraints but my theory is that it seems that all the good stuff from the sugarcane stays intact and helps to fill a nutritional void while white sugar leaves me prone to more and more cravings, probably stripping my body of vitamins and minerals at the same time.
So I just wanted to share my experience, I know I should not eat refined sugars AT ALL but in my previous state I had withdrawal symptoms to the point that I would get incredibly hungry and nervous. I hope this can possibly help others and I’m now happily one step closer to eating a cleaner diet thanks to this lucky coincidence.