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Are probiotics effective at reducing sugar cravings?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in General Health
Question: Do you believe taking prebiotics is helpful in reducing cravings for sugar? YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 25 minutes later
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Probably not

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Probably the only cure for sugar cravings is not eating sugar. Once the body gets used to not having refined sugar in the system the cravings often stop.

It is also helpful to really limit other forms of concentrated sugars such as fruit juices, honey and syrups.

It may take up to 6 months for this transition to occur, but if you are very strict with limiting refined or concentrated sugars you will be surprised how much better you will feel.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kathy Robinson, General & Family Physician
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