26 August 2012

Food Cravings and What They Mean

Curb Cravings Blog Series Pt. 5

Food Cravings and What They Mean

Food Cravings and What They Mean

Hopefully over the past few weeks of the 'Curb Cravings' series you have been able to identify a possible root cause of your cravings. Life has a way of distracting us from the simple things one of which includes listening to our bodies. Cravings can be a way that your body is telling you something. Honor your cravings by getting to the root cause of it, and find out what your body really needs. Ending the series, here are some possible nutrient deficiencies associated with different kinds of food cravings, and healthy food choices that will provide the nutrients that may be lacking, helping you curb your cravings.

Bread/toast – Nitrogen – try high protein foods such as fish, meat, nuts, and beans.
Oily snacks, fatty foods – Calcium – try mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, and cheese.
Coffee or tea – Sulfur – try egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables.
Burned foods – Carbon – try fresh fruits.
Soda and other carbonated drinks – Calcium – try mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, and cheese.
Salty foods – Chloride – try raw goat's milk, fish, and unrefined sea salt.
Acid foods – Magnesium – try raw nuts and seeds, legumes, and fruits.
Cool drinks – Manganese – try walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, and blueberries.
Cravings related to PMS – Zinc – try red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, and root vegetables.

[source: http://www.naturopathyworks.com/pages/cravings.php]

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