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Recipes for Anti-Craving Soups

Eating certain foods can help keep sugar cravings at bay, but finding recipes featuring these foods can be challenging. If you've been struggling to find recipes for anti-craving soups, you're in luck – the recipes below feature some of the best anti-craving foods, including nettles, tomatoes, apples and spinach.

Tip: If you are new to our Diet Guide to Curbing Cravings Naturally, you may want to explore the diet section (Diet Tips for Fighting Sugar Cravings) and the food section (Foods That Help Curb Sugar Cravings) before you get down to the recipes in this section.

Beet and Carrot Soup

High in sugar and low in calories, beets can satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your weight loss efforts. Also carrots have an appealing sweet taste but are extremely low in calories.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettle—the star of this intriguing jade green soup—possesses properties that can help curb appetite and cravings. As an additional bonus, this soup is loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and flavonoids.
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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Both tomatoes and shallots, two key ingredients in this pleasantly tangy soup, are up there at the top of the list of the most chromium rich foods. Chromium plays an important role in stabilizing blood sugar levels, helping eliminate sweet cravings. In addition, tomatoes are a great source of serotonin, which is great news as research suggests that decreases in serotonin levels can cause us to crave sugar. Serotonin is a chemical that functions as a neurotransmitter helping brain cells and other nervous system cells communicate with one another.
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Apple and Onion Soup

Apples contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that makes you feel fuller for longer, while onions are packed with chromium. Chromium plays an important role in stabilizing blood sugar levels, helping eliminate cravings. In some cases, cravings are simply a result of a chromium deficiency.
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Spinach Soup with Boiled Eggs

This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup is brimming with B complex vitamins which are known for their ability to control sugar cravings. The eggs in this soup deliver high quality protein which helps prevent overeating by making you feel full for longer.
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Chilled Cucumber and Watercress Soup

Not only does watercress lend its strong flavor to this tasty soup, it can also help curb cravings for sweets due to its high concentration of vitamin B3. The onion featured in this wholesome soup may also be beneficial as it is one of the best dietary sources of chromium, a trace mineral that plays an important role in stabilizing blood sugar levels.
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