Sugar addiction is a real thing that can wreck your health, but you can still enjoy some sweets on The Kaufmann Diet without wrecking your diet. You Don’t need to give up dessert!
It is no secret that Americans consume a lot of sugar. Whether it is in the form of sugary drinks, sweet treats, the myriad of processed foods that contain added sugar, or candy that is so widely available, Americans consume well over 100lbs of added sugar every year.
Consuming too much sugar is implicated in a wide variety of diseases. Diabetes, obesity, even diseases like cancer and heart disease all have links to the overconsumption of sugar, which is known to promote inflammation within the body.
What is often left out of the equation, however, is that all of that extra sugar in the diet would certainly inflame any sort of underlying yeast or fungal infection in the body. These types of infections are difficult to diagnose, but they are known to go on and wreak havoc on health, which may be far more common than many people think. Interestingly, there are many links between yeast and fungi, and diseases like cancer, diabetes, and many others.
The Kaufmann Diet is designed to eliminate yeast and fungi in the body, in part by eliminating sugar and the starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar quickly after they are eaten. These are the kinds of foods the parasitic organisms need for survival. Eliminating these foods is one of the best things you can do to get rid of any underlying fungal issue within the body. Of course, eating this way is often a huge departure for many people, particularly if you crave sweets––which, itself, can be a sign of underlying fungal problems. And, part of the diet is breaking addiction to foods that you once craved that might have been wrecking your health.
However, you do not have to give up sweets entirely on the diet.
There are two sweeteners that are approved on The Kaufmann Diet; these are stevia, which is an herbal sweetener, many times sweeter than sugar and comes in liquid and powdered forms.
The other is xylitol, which comes in powdered form or granules.
Sure, you may not be able to enjoy your favorite chocolate cake or candy anymore, but there are a myriad of ways you can satiate your craving for sweets using Kaufmann Diet–approved foods.
1. Enjoy a yogurt parfait with blueberries, walnuts and sweetened with stevia
2. Use ground nuts to make “pie crusts” and top with nut butter sweetened with xyilitol
3. Add in other flavors like cinnamon and cloves which are often used in deserts, partially around the holidays.
These are some simple ideas, but many more ideas for Kaufmann Diet–approved desserts are available in our cookbooks, which are available online. The internet can also be a great resource for finding recipes for healthy desserts that stay within your dietary restrictions.
Taking control of your health often requires putting more thought into what you eat, and getting creative with foods you might be unfamiliar with. Certainly, enjoying your food is an important part of being healthy; learning how to enjoy sweet foods without wrecking your health is an important part of that for many people. Fortunately, there are many options available to those on The Kaufmann Diet.