Cravings! Cravings, I want sugar!
Cravings! Cravings, I want sugar! These can be an absolute nightmare! They can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight!
Cravings are generally a sign that you are simply defiecent in certain nutrients.
Have you ever craved sugar? Chocolate? Cake?
Its simply a sign that you’re body is deficient in certain vitamins and minerals.
Below are some examples of common cravings and what you can eat thats healthy instead to satisfy these cravings without destroying ones diet.
Craving Cheese? Then your deficient in essential fatty acids.
So eat: Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
Craving pasta, white bread? Then you are deficient in chromium.
So eat: Onion, lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Red meat cravings? Means your deficient in Iron.
So eat: Beans, legumes, prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Crisps? I like these too but its a sign your are deficient in chloride.
So eat: Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt.
Chocolate? One of my favourites! Though it means you are deficient in magnesium.
So eat: whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit, magnesium
Pop? Fizzy drinks? Means you need to eat more calcium.
So eat:Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens.
Craving sweets? Generally means your low on blood sugar(hypoglycaemic).
So eat: Fruit, high fibre foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon.