A sweet taste in the food that we eat is very important and we crave it because it gives us strength. In general, people don’t make distinctions between “good” sweets and “bad” sweets.
Simple sugars are the sugar and sweeteners made from refined and processed grains products (i.e. corn syrup, these days are GMO grown from genetically engineered seeds) which are detrimental to our bodies. Honey, fructose and alcohol cause our blood sugar to spike, giving us an immediate burst of energy, but soon after there is a crash. The crash happens because these simple sugars create a highly acidic condition in our blood that causes the loss of minerals and other important nutrients that support our health and well-being.
Complex sugars are important for our bodies because they give us steady and long lasting energy. If we don’t eat plenty of mild sweet dishes, made by a diet of unrefined grains and sweet vegetables like squashes, carrots, cabbage, onions, pumpkins, cauliflower, yams, and sweet potatoes, we tend to crave poor quality sweets and pastries made with refined carbohydrates.
Looking At Sweet Cravings From A Different Angle
Our sweet cravings, most of the time, are associated to emotional dissatisfaction. We must look in our everyday life and see why we feel stuck. We must change and liberate ourselves from the blocked emotions that are not serving us for the best. We also need to do some introspective work to discover where, in our being, we are really missing the sweetness.
We often feel guilty indulging in eating sweets, but these cravings act like a thermostat of our body and soul. This is telling us that something is out of balance. We must look deep inside and discover where the lack of sweetness is and learn to nourish it. Having sweet cravings is not a “bad” thing, if we look at the needs of our body in this way.
Healthy food should be predominantly satisfying and mildly sweet, the steady and long-lasting energy of the complex sugars slowly break down in the digestive process by nourishing the blood and give an output of extended energy throughout the day to the entire body.
We can satisfy our needs for sweets by choosing and cooking different grains, beans and vegetables in different cooking styles and combinations. Variety is the name of the game here. Sometimes we can add extra sweetness by using whole grains based on concentrated sweeteners like rice syrup and barley malt.
To nourish ourselves with balanced meals, we must add a variety of taste to our meals. A sweet taste is followed by the salty and sour taste and then followed by bitter and pungent.
It is like music if we dance and move to all the different themes of music every day we tend to heal, the same happens with food. Each food has a different vibration that has the ability to change our internal vibrations. Variety is key.
Different food flavors and different cooking styles changed throughout the year and adjusted for the different seasons in accord with the outdoor temperatures, will heal and strengthen our bodies.
Since, food is a vibration that we add to our bodies if we want to savor all of the aspects of life we must use all the tools that we are capable of using. We can use organic food to implement change every day to help us balance our being. Taste can be a part of helping us to maintain the higher vibrations that are needed to have a fulfilling, happy life.