Nutrition, Fitness, & Weight Loss in Colorado Springs

What Do Food Cravings Mean? 21 Common Food Cravings And What You Can Do About Them.

Craving this: Reason is: Restore with this: COMMON FOOD Cheese Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens Pasta, white bread, pastries Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato Bread and toast Nitrogen deficiency Foods containing proteins, i.e.. Green leafy veg, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains Red meat Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption Popcorn Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C Crisps Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts FLAVOR Burned Food Carbon deficiency Fresh fruits Acid foods Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit Salty Foods Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C SWEETS Chocolate Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit, magnesium Soda, fizzy drinks Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens General sweets Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Fruit, high fibre foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon) Tryptophan deficiency Spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato Sulphur deficiency Cruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion Phosphorus deficiency Whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils STIMULANTS Coffee or black tea Sulphur deficiency Cruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption NaCl (salt) deficiency Himalayan or Aztecan sea salt, Apple Cider vinegar, kombucha Phosphorous deficiency Whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils Alcohol, recreational drugs Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens Glutamine deficiency Cabbage, beetroot, beans, spinach, parsley, vegetable juice Protein deficiency Green leafy vegetable, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, beans Potassium deficiency Citrus fruits, bitter green leafy veg, banana, tomato, pineapple, black olives, seaweeds Avenin deficiency Oatmeal, granola, cereals, whole grains Tobacco Silicon deficiency Horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refined starches Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, vegetables EATING HABITS Lack of appetite Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan or Aztecan sea salt Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency Whole grains, peanuts, seeds, beans, green and yellow vegetables Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiency Peanuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bran and wheat germ Manganese deficiency Walnuts, almonds, pecans, whole grains, green leafy veges, pineapple, blueberries Often overeating Tryptophan deficiency Spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veges Silicon deficiency Horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refined starches Often snacky No balanced diet, missing nutrients Do a detox, substitute junk food for healthy meals MORE BIZARRE Crunching on ice Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption Laundry starch Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption Cigarette butts Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption