Food Cravings and What They Mean

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 teaSulfur – try egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables.

Burned foods Carbon – try fresh fruits.

Soda and other carbonated drinksCalcium – try mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, and cheese.

Salty foodsChloride – try raw goat’s milk, fish, and unrefined sea salt.

Acid foodsMagnesium – try raw nuts and seeds, legumes, and fruits.

Cool drinksManganese – try walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, and blueberries.

Cravings related to PMS Zinc – try red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, and root vegetables.

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