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Why Do You Crave Certain Foods?

By theProduct on October 1, 2013

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Have you ever wondered why do you crave certain foods?  Do you try really hard to resist but that evil little voice wins out and you give in? Don’t despair, you are not weak.  Your body really does crave food!

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The only problem is that even though we might be craving foods for a reason, we are craving the wrong foods – what we are really missing out on are the vital vitamins and minerals that our body requires to sustain itself.

In our modern, ‘everything now’ world, even though we are craving nutritious and wholesome foods, our minds tend to lean towards the processed version of what nature has already provided for us.

So to help you, A) Understand why you crave certain foods and B) The natural, healthy option – print out or copy this list below and keep it handy.

IF YOU CRAVE THIS
WHAT YOU REALLY NEED IS
HEALTHY FOODS THAT HAVE IT
Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Sweets Chromium Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
Sweets Carbon Fresh fruits
Sweets Phosphorus Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sweets Sulfur Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
Sweets Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Bread, toast Nitrogen High protein foods: fish, mat, nuts, beans
Oily snacks,fatty foods Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Coffee or tea Phosphorus Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes
Coffee or tea Phosphorus Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
Coffee or tea Sodium Chloride (salt) Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Coffee or tea Iron Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Alcohol, recreational drugs Protein Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Alcohol, recreational drugs Avenin Granola, oatmeal
Alcohol, recreational drugs Glutamine Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Alcohol, recreational drugs Potassium Sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens

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IF YOU CRAVE THIS
WHAT YOU REALLY NEED IS
HEALTHY FOODS THAT HAVE IT
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 Flavour water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day
Preference for liquids rather than solids Water You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst
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 Nut,seeds; avoid refined starches
General overeating Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
General overeating Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables
Lack of appetite Vitamin B1 Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats
Lack of appetite Vitamin B3 Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes
Lack of appetite Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Lack of appetite Chloride Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt 
Tobacco Silicon Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tobacco Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and red fruits and vegetables

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List courtesy of  Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine, by Colleen Huber NMD.

NB: If you are experiencing any abnormal dietary issues, please contact your Health Care Professional

At Empowering theProduct we are able to help you learn the best food for your body.

Consider booking in for a Kinesiology appointment to find out today what your body is really wants for optimum health.

6 thoughts on “Why Do You Crave Certain Foods?

  1. Anonymous says:

    When i frist came upon your blog. I knew why we craved food, but never what we really needed. This list helps alot. Thanks.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This list is awesome. I can’t wait to try substituting some of these healthier foods for those I crave. Thanks for the help!

  3. VegeFruitLoverz says:

    One of the best posts on health tips; amazing to know about the natural system in our body which compels us to eat a specific thing when we have run short of it, and many of us are always wrong in selecting the right food. Going to save this page , THANKS !!!

  4. Kerrilee says:

    It is an amazing thing, the way the body knows exactly what it requires. I guess this is why food manufacturers make so much money, they have obviously researched this and have created foods that mimic what the body really requires. But once you know the real vitamins and minerals your body needs, you can easily eat the right things – thus creating a healthy body, mind and keep that body looking great. 😉

  5. Heather says:

    Very interesting site! Found this via “googling” info on why I crave onions lately. I have survived 5.5 decades without eating onions because I don’t like them and they clearly don’t like me! Major gastric distress! So why am I CRAVING them. My brain wants me to eat them like apples; my stomach has threatened to leave me if I do that. Help! What vitamin am I missing that causes this craving?

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