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27 Top Ways to Cut Sugar and Boost Your Health

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26. Maybe you need a multivitamin

Sugar cravings may sometimes be the result of an underlying nutritional deficiency. For example, cravings for chocolate may indicate you don’t have enough magnesium. Blood tests can often tell if a person is lacking certain nutrients, in which case a doctor may prescribe a multivitamin or a supplement.

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27. If you like chocolate, have the dark kind

Cravings for chocolate are very common. And if you’re going to indulge there is nothing wrong with that every once in a while, just opt for the dark kind with at least 70% cocoa. The darker the chocolate, the more intense the flavor and the less sugar it contains. And, of course, don’t eat the whole bar.

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