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We all have them. We all resent them. And we all envy the power they tend to have over us. Food cravings are the ultimate devil. They come at the most inopportune times (you know, casually at 3 a.m. when normal people are asleep), and they like to overstay their welcome 9 times out of 10. If you experience food cravings on a regular basis, your body may be trying to tell you something, and you need to resist temptations by filling your body with the proper nutrients it deserves.
What you crave: Chocolate
What you need: Magnesium
What you should eat: Seeds, nuts, vegetables, fruit
What you crave: Breads, pasta, etc.
What you need: Nitrogen
What you should eat: Dark leafy greens (kale, collards), nuts, seeds
What you crave: Salty foods
What you need: Chloride and Silicon
What you should eat: Celery, lettuce, tomatoes, seaweed, cashews, nuts, seeds
What you crave: Sweet and sugary foods
What you need: Chromium, Carbon, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Tryptophan
What you should eat: Broccoli, grapes, nuts, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach
What you crave: Oily Foods
What you need: Calcium
What you should eat: Mustard greens, kale, figs, dates, plums, broccoli, asparagus
I needed this info!
Seaweed totally helps with salty cravings because you can get it slightly salted and dried. Its like a fragile green potato chip! YUM!
I didn't know dates would help oily cravings! But now who is going to stop me from eating a whole tub of dates? I think a serving size is technically like two or three...
Oh my @danidee asparagus fries sound AMAZING! I definitely need to check that card out.
That last one reminds me of @maymay75's recipe for baked asparagus fries. They've got a little bit of panko on them, so you can get your craving for something crunchy AND your calcium level boost at the same exact time!