Baked pears with cinnamon

Baked pears with cinnamon

The sweet tooth? Craving sugar? Try this cinnamon baked pear recipe to create a healthier dessert made with all-natural ingredients!

Sweets and treats don't always have to focus on large amounts of sugar. If you choose the ingredients carefully, you can make healthy desserts for your whole family.

Where do these sweet cravings come from?

Considered an addiction, it is as difficult to get rid of as drugs such as heroin according to the Dr Abram Hoffer. Once the wheel of refined sugar consumption has started on a daily basis (and this is inevitable unless you avoid all processed foods!), You can find yourself struggling with significant variations in the level of insulin in your blood. during the same day, which leaves several devastating consequences for the whole body:

  • osteoporosis, dental caries, skin problems (disease related to the acidification of the body)
  • Obesity, diabetes and subsequent heart disease
  • Learning disabilities
  • Depression, fatigue, lack of motivation
  • intestinal flora imbalances

Several causes and habits have been associated with increased sugar addiction:

  • An imbalance in serotonin. This neurotransmitter is made in the brain and then distributed throughout the body. It has an impact on the ability to rest, regenerate and be serene. Sugar has a similar effect and temporarily compensates for the lack of serotonin. Craving for bread, pasta or other sweets and / or other starchy foods can also be caused by a lack of serotonin.
  • An imbalance in dopamine, this deficient component promotes dependencies.
  • Refined, hyper-processed and industrial food (that of everyday life) for several decades and which still is for many people today, because it leads to HYPOGLYCEMIA. In hypoglycemia the first thing our brain craves is sugar, to quickly fix the situation. 
  • Stress and fear: these 2 emotions generate mechanisms for the release of glucose in the blood. Our body believes that it must eat, stock up on fuel, in order to have to defend itself, to fight, to run for hours to save itself ... and this even if the fears and stress are imaginary. These two emotions are experienced repeatedly in our daily lives and must be managed healthily.



What can sugar cravings indicate about our health?

  • We have periods of hypoglycemia 
  • Our adrenal glands suffer from exhaustion, as do those of the pancreas and liver;
  • We have nutritional deficiencies (B vitamins, calcium);
  • Imbalances in certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin (the brain harmonizer) and the Dopamine (responsible for brain voltage: power, reflexes, mental and intellectual focus)


What foods should be avoided to control our sugar intake?

  • Caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, colas) deplete the adrenal glands which can no longer raise blood glucose when the body is fasting;
  • White flour and alcohol: they weaken the liver, which can no longer properly store and then release glucose into the blood
  • White flour, white bread, white pasta, refined pastries: the body considers them as white sugar.
  • Gluten: it makes you want to eat sugar
  • Carbonated drinks: sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, they are highly addictive;
  • Salt and vinegar encourage ingestion of sugar to balance the flavors;
  • Meats, fish and cheese also create a high desire for sugar, because it has been shown that when there are many in the diet, sugar is consumed more widely.

What to eat to limit sugar cravings?

Here are some food group ideas that will help you control your sweet tooth.

  • PROTEINS, for stabilize your blood sugar level : lentils, black beans, chickpeas, nuts, seeds
  • QUALITY FATS, to have a longer-lasting source of energy than sugar: avocados, olive oil, seeds, nuts, leafy vegetables

  • FIBERS, for slow down the digestion process which will stabilize your blood sugar level: nuts, seeds, berries and carrots.

  • FOODS RICH IN PROBIOTICS, to fight against candida albican, a fungus naturally present in our body and which feeds on sugar! : apple cider vinegar, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.

  • ACIDIC FOODS, to naturally counteract the craving for sweets, slow digestion and maintain stable sugar levels: sauerkraut, kimchi, lemon

  • CURCUMA: spice with incredible virtues, including lowering blood sugar levels and fighting against insulin resistance

So let's get started, with a dessert that combines fiber, protein and good fats! Treat yourself!



Baked pears with cinnamon


2 pears
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of maple syrup 
3 tablespoons of walnuts 


  1.  Preheat your oven to (350 ° F).
  2. Cut the pears in half.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the seeds in each half
  4. Fill with walnuts and drizzle about half a teaspoon of maple syrup on each half.
  5. Finish them with a few dashes of cinnamon powder
  6. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the oven for about 25 minutes.

 Bon Appetite 


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