What your food cravings (and other symptoms) are telling you

A striking fact is that many people who are overweight are simultaneously malnourished. Despite eating thousands of calories a day, many individuals don’t eat the right foods, causing them to lack the nutrients that they need. Often recognised as cravings for unhealthy snacks and desserts, many desires are a sign that something else is missing. Here’s a useful list of craving indications:

If you crave this: What you need is this: Which you can get from these:
Alcohol
  • Protein
  • Avenin
  • Calcium
  • Glutamine
  • Potassium
  •  nuts
  • granola, oatmeal
  • mustard/turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, sesame
  • raw cabbage
  • black olives, potato (peel), seaweed, bitter greens
Bread/Pasta/Carbs
  • Nitrogen
  • high protein foods such as beans and nuts
Carbonated drinks
  • Calcium
  • mustard/turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, sesame, dairy products
Chocolate
  • Magnesium
  • nuts, seeds, veggies, fruit
Coffee
  • Phospherous
  • Sulfur
  • NaCI
  • Iron
  • nuts, legumes, dairy products
  • red peppers, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
  • sea salt, apple cider vinegar
  • seaweed, greens, black cherries
Fatty snacks
  • Calcium
  • mustard/turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, sesame, dairy products
 Oily foods
  • Calcium
  • leafy greens, broccoli, almonds
Salty foods
  • Chloride
  • Silicon
  •  unrefined sea salt, raw goats milk
  • nuts, seeds
Sweets
  • Chromium
  • Carbon
  • Phosphorous
  • Sulpher
  • Tryptophan
  • broccoli, grapes, cheese
  • fresh fruit
  • nuts, legumes, dairy, eggs
  • horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
  • sweet potato, spinach
 Tobbacco
  •  Silicon
  • Tyrosine
  •  nuts, seeds
  • orange, green, and red fruits and vegetables
If you get this: What you need is this: Which you can get from these:
 PMS
  • Zinc
  •  leafy and root vegetables
 Lack of appetite
  • B1
  • B3
  • Manganese
  • Chloride
  •  nuts, seeds, beans
  • seeds
  • walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
  • unrefined sea salt, raw goats milk
 Overeating
  •  Silicon
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine
  • nuts, seeds
  • sweet potato, spinach
  • orange, green, and red fruits and vegetables

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