How to use peppermint oil to stop cravings for sugar
Sugar addiction is real.
Sugar addiction is real, and the knowledge behind it goes far beyond our tastebuds. There is convincing evidence that addiction to refined sugar can be just as serious as an addiction to hard drugs.
Although many people might disagree that sugar is addictive, the negative impacts never have been more evident. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome are a few of the negative impacts on our health.
Luckily, we can easily get rid of our sugar habits by utilizing natural remedies. And it can be as easy as using peppermint essential oil to do so.
How does peppermint essential oil work?
As your body adjusts to life without sugar, you can go through several different withdrawal symptoms, all the way from feeling severe weakness to cravings or indigestion.
Peppermint oil has been found to improve athletic performance significantly, making people feel more strength and well-being. These positive effects can help you combat the withdrawal symptoms of refined sugar.
It also has a positive effect on blood pressure and heart rate.
Peppermint oil has even been found to treat indigestion and stomach pain in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome. Stomach issues can arise when getting off refined sugar, as your body goes through an adaptation period, where one and another cannot feel optimal due to detoxing the body.
There are many natural sugar substitutes that you can use. Choosing fresh fruit will also help satisfy your innate and very crucial need for glucose, a compound our brains need to properly function. (unless you are in ketosis)
By reducing processed food containing refined sugar, you will also notice your belly getting flattered. The benefits of eliminating refined sugar intake are endless – and peppermint essential oil can help you in your detox period!
How To Use Peppermint Oil
- Inhale the peppermint oil directly by using a diffuser.
- Apply drops of peppermint oil to your temples and the insides of your wrists every morning and evening.
- Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
- Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule.
- Add a drop to your favourite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Some other benefits of peppermint essential oil :
- May Ease Digestive Upsets. Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion.
- May Help Relieve Tension Headaches and Migraines.
- May Freshen Your Breath.
- May Relieve Clogged Sinuses.
- May Improve Energy.
- May Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps.
- May Fight Bacterial Infections.
- May Improve Your Sleep.
As you can see, peppermint essential oil is very versatile. It’s no wonder why peppermint oil is one of the most popular essential oils globally and why I recommend that everyone has it in their medicine cabinet at home.