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Battling Food Cravings? Here is What Your Body REALLY Wants!

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Thanx to Tamara at Daily Transformations for this article!

Most everyone has had a craving for a certain food at one time or another. For me, chocolate ice cream seems to be my biggest downfall in the cravings department!

But, did you know that cravings can signify something lacking in your diet that your body needs? Well, it can.

So, the next time you just HAVE to run out to the store at midnight to grab a carton of Rocky Road, remember that your craving may be your body’s way of saying “Hey! I need some help here!”

As a side note – knowing what a craving can signify can greatly increase your chances of success when trying to lose weight if you’re one who ‘falls off the diet wagon’ due to an almost unholy urge for cheesecake or salty French fries!

If you crave this… What you really need is… And here are healthy foods that have it:
  • 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 limeYou 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 limeYou 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
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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