Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What’s your craving for food mean???

As we all know that obesity is our leading healthy problem in the world. With that come many problems. The surprising fact is that many are malnourished. Although eating thousands of calories a day, many of these individuals don’t eat the right foods, which their body craves. Lacking in vital nutrients that the body needs.

Most cravings are actually signals from your body telling you are dehydrated and sometimes misinterpret them as hunger pangs. It is estimated about 80% of people are chronically dehydrated, so before you fix you craving with food, take some water and wait half an hour. More often the not, they will disappear.

Below is a list to help you determine what your body is craving.


If you are craving
What you really need
Healthy food that have it.
Sweets
Chromium
Carbon Phosphorus
Sulphur
Tryptophan
Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, chicken, Fresh Fruit, Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage, turkey, sweet potato, spinach.
Bread
Nitrogen
High Protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans
Fatty snack (chips)
Calcium
Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Coffee
Phosphorus
Sulphur
NaCI (salt)
Iron
Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables,  sea salt, apple cider vinegar, seaweed, greens, black cherries
Alcohol
Protein
Avenin
Calcium
Glutamine
Potassium
Meat, poultry, seafood, nuts, Granola, oatmeal, Mustard and turnip greens, Broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame, raw cabbage juice, sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens.
Carbonated Drinks
Calcium
Mustard and turnip greens, Broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame.
Salty foods
Chloride
Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt.
Lack of appetite
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B3
Manganese
Chloride
Nuts, Seeds, beans, Tuna, Halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, seeds, walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries, Raw Goat milk, unrefined sea salt.
Chocolate
Magnesium
Nuts, seeds, Fish, chicken, eggs, leafy greens. If you must… Dark chocolate with 75% with Cacao or higher.
Red Meat
Iron
Beans, Legumes, Un-sulphured prunes, figs and other dried fruits (high iron)
Cheese
Fatty Acid
Raw walnuts, wild salmon, flaxseed oil and ground flaxseeds


I hope this can give you an understanding of what your body require and not what you feel like.

EB xx