Call it chips, chocolates or cake …
When you have a food craving (and you aren’t pregnant) – what does it mean ? It can be a sign that your body is deficient in a particular mineral, vitamin or nutrient. What’s going on ?
Here’s some of the most common food cravings and how to address them and learn what they might mean.
Refined Carb Cravings (bread, pasta, crackers) = if you are craving these foods, your body is probably lacking in chromium and magnesium. Foods to supplement with are: fish, asparagus, spinach, nuts and beef.
Cheese Cravings = if you are craving a cheesy pizza, your body may need healthy fats. Foods to supplement with are: salmon, avocado and coconut oil.
Chocolate Craving = if you are craving chocolate, your body may need magnesium, chromium and b vitamins. Foods to supplement with are: nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, fish.
Salty Food Cravings = If you are craving chips, pretzels, popcorn, your body may need b vitamins, vitamin c and potassium. Foods to supplement with are: avocado, spinach, salmon, chicken and turkey.
Sweet Cravings = If you are craving sweets, cakes, cookies and sugary drinks, your body may need chromium, phosphorus, sulphur, and tryptophan. Foods to supplement with are: broccoli, beef, kale cabbage, cauliflower.
Sometimes our cravings can have zero to do with any kind of nutritional deficiency but more to do with our daily habits.
About the author: Sheri Burke is an RHN – Registered Holistic Nutritionist who has been supporting bariatric clients for over a decade. She also coordinates bariatric surgical procedures and assists clients both pre.surgery and post.surgery to ensure that they follow bariatric guidelines and have the nutritional information they require for short term and long term success. When not working, she can be found in the kitchen with her husband and two teens cooking up a nutritional storm.
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