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. 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.
Cravings, Possible Nutrient Deficiencies, Healthy Foods to try:
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.