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Food cravings... what they really mean!

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
#1
Here's a list of common cravings and what the thing you're actually craving is and some healthy foods that have it! Thought it might be of use to some people maybe

Chocolate
Magnesium - Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits

Sweets
Chromium - Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
Carbon - Fresh fruits
Phosphorus - Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sulfur - Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
Tryptophan - Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

Bread, toast
Nitrogen - High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans

Oily snacks, fatty foods
Calcium - Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Coffee or tea
Phosphorous - Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes
Sulfur - Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
NaCl (salt) - Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Iron - Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries

Alcohol, recreational drugs
Protein - Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Avenin - Granola, oatmeal
Calcium - Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Glutamine - Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Potassium - Sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens

Chewing ice
Iron - Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries

Burned food
Carbon - Fresh fruits

Soda and other carbonated drinks
Calcium - Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Salty foods
Chloride - Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt

Acid foods
Magnesium - Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits

Preference for liquids rather than solids
Water - Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Preference for solids rather than liquids
Water - You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst. Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Cool drinks
Manganese - Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries

Pre-menstrual cravings
Zinc - Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables

General overeating
Silicon - Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tryptophan - Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Tyrosine - Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables

Lack of appetite
Vitamin - B1 Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats
Vitamin B3 - Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes
Manganese - Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Chloride - Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt

Tobacco
Silicon - Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tyrosine - Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and red fruits and vegetables
 
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LittleSis

Silver Member
#2
Interesting....Thanks for this Caroline.
 
#4
I'm having a real salty things craving tonight :) I'm soooooo not gulping down the raw goat milk tho ;)

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#5
That's a great list Caroline :)
 


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