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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
ChocolateMagnesiumRaw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
SweetsChromiumBroccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
SweetsCarbonFresh fruits
SweetsPhosphorusChicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
SweetsSulfurCranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
SweetsTryptophanCheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Bread, toastNitrogenHigh protein foods: fish, mat, nuts, beans
Oily snacks,fatty foodsCalciumMustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Coffee or teaPhosphorusChicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes
Coffee or teaPhosphorusEgg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
Coffee or teaSodium Chloride (salt)Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Coffee or teaIronMeat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Alcohol, recreational drugsProteinMeat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Alcohol, recreational drugsAveninGranola, oatmeal
Alcohol, recreational drugsGlutamineSupplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Alcohol, recreational drugsPotassiumSun-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 IceIronMeat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Burned foodCarbonFresh fruits
Soda and other carbonated drinksCalciumMustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Salty foodsChlorideRaw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt
Acid foodsMagnesiumRaw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
Preference for liquids rather than solidsWaterFlavour water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day
Preference for liquids rather than solidsWaterYou have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst
Cool drinksManganeseWalnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Pre-menstrual CravingsZincRed meats,especially organ meats,seafood,leafy vegetables,root vegetables
General overeatingSiliconNut,seeds; avoid refined starches
General overeatingTryptophanCheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
General overeatingTyrosineVitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables
Lack of appetiteVitamin B1Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats
Lack of appetiteVitamin B3Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes
Lack of appetiteManganeseWalnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Lack of appetiteChlorideRaw goat milk, unrefined sea salt 
TobaccoSiliconNuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
TobaccoTyrosineVitamin 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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