Coming off of a 21 day fast, it’s really tempting to devour everything you denied yourself of. BUT WHOA nelly, your body will quickly reject those yummies and you will forever regret having 3 bowls of peanut butter captain crunch. (ehem-clears throat). Where was I…oh yes, cravings. Well, I’m not a big craver but sometimes I have a slight hankerin’ for a soda or chocolate or french fries dipped in soft serve ice cream. That one started with the pregnancy of my second child and never left. I look at it this way, it’s a once in a while bliss so why bother with it.
Anywho, Most of the cravings we have are linked to something in our body that we are lacking. NaturePathyworks.com put together a really cool list of some of these cravings.
|If you crave this…||What you really need is…||Here are healthy foods that have it…|
|Chocolate||Magnesium||Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits|
|Bread/Toast||Nitrogen||High protein foods|
|Oily Snacks, Fatty Foods||Calcium||Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, cheese, legumes|
|Chewing Ice||Iron||Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries|
|Cool Drinks||Manganese||Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries|
|Burned Foods||Carbon||Fresh fruits|
|Pre-menstrual cravings||Zinc||Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables|
To see the full list naturepathyworks .com