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Food cravings: What your body is telling you

Food cravings: What your body is telling you

If you crave this: Chocolate

What you really need: Magnesium
Healthier alternatives: Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits

If you crave this: Sweets

What you really need: Chromium
Healthier alternatives: Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken

What you really need: Carbon
Healthier alternatives: Fresh fruits

What you really need: Phosphorus
Healthier alternatives: Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains

What you really need: Sulfur
Healthier alternatives: Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous, vegetables, kale, cabbage

What you really need: Tryptophan
Healthier alternatives: Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

If you crave this: Bread, toast

What you really need: Nitrogen
Healthier alternatives: High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans

If you crave this: Oily snacks, fatty foods

What you really need: Calcium
Healthier alternatives: Mustard, and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

If you crave this: Coffee or tea

What you really need: Phosphorus
Healthier alternatives: Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes

What you really need: Sulfur
Healthier alternatives: Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous, vegetables

What you really need: NaC1 (Salt)
Healthier alternatives: Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)

What you really need: Iron
Healthier alternatives: Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries

If you crave this: Alcohol, recreational drugs

What you really need: Protein
Healthier alternatives: Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts

What you really need: Avenin
Healthier alternatives: Granola, oatmeal

What you really need: Calcium
Healthier alternatives: Mustard, and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

What you really need: Glutamine
Healthier alternatives: Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice

What you really need: Potassium
Healthier alternatives: Sundried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens

What you really need: Protein
Healthier alternatives: Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts

If you crave this: Chewing ice

What you really need: Iron
Healthier alternatives: Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries

If you crave this: Burnt food

What you really need: Carbon
Healthier alternatives: Fresh fruits

If you crave this: Soda and other carbonated drinks

What you really need: Calcium
Healthier alternatives: Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

If you crave this: Salty foods

What you really need: Chloride
Healthier alternatives: Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt

If you crave this: Acid foods

What you really need: Magnesium
Healthier alternatives: Raw nuts, and seeds, legumes, fruits

If you have preference for liquids than solids

What you really need: Water
Healthier alternatives: Flavoured water with lemon or lime. You will need 8-10 glasses a day

If you have preference for solids than liquids

What you really need: Water
Healthier alternatives: You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst. Flavoured water with lemon or lime. You will need 8-10 glasses a day

If you crave this: Cool drinks

What you really need: Manganese
Healthier alternatives: Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries

If you have pre-menstrual cravings

What you really need: Zinc
Healthier alternatives: Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables

If you experience general overeating

What you really need: Silicon
Healthier alternatives: Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches

What you really need: Tryptophan
Healthier alternatives: Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

What you really need: Tyrosine
Healthier alternatives: Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables

If you lack appetite

What you really need: Vitamin B1
Healthier alternatives: Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats

What you really need: Vitamin B3
Healthier alternatives: Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes

What you really need: Manganese
Healthier alternatives: Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries

What you really need: Chloride
Healthier alternatives: Raw goat milk, unrefined salt

If you crave this: Tobacco

What you really need: Silicon
Healthier alternatives: Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches

What you really need: Tyrosine
Healthier alternatives: Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and red fruits and vegetables