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What Your Food Cravings Really Mean


Cravings, we all have them. Whether it’s suddenly longing for something salty or your sweet tooth crying out for a quick fix, cravings appear out of nowhere and threaten our attempts at eating healthy. Before you reach for the nearest chocolate bar, read this article to find out what your cravings really mean and how to cure them without sidetracking your health conscious efforts.


Craving: Carbs
What you really need:  Protein and Nitrogen
Healthy fixes: Fish, nuts, red peppers, meat, and beans. Fish oil can also help stabilize your blood sugar and curb carb cravings.

Craving: Sugar
What you really need:
Sulfur, Chromium, Tryptophan
Healthy fixes:
Broccoli, eggs, fruit, dairy, nuts, spinach

Craving: Caffeine
What you really need:
Iron, Phosphorus, Sulfur
Healthy fixes:
You can get Phosphorus from seafood, lentils, milk. Sulfer can be found in broccoli, garlic, onions, red meat and cauliflower. Iron is typically in leafy greens, beans, lentils, and meat

Craving: Salt
What you really need:
Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5
Healthy fixes:
Leafy greens and berries

Craving: Chocolate
What you really need:
Healthy fixes:
Nuts, seeds, fish and cucumber

Craving: Meat
What you really need:
Iron, fat, and Vitamin B12
Healthy fixes:
Olive oil, avocado, nuts


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Joann Chedid

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