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Thursday, March 5, 2015

How to Tame Your Cravings



Sweet and salt cravings don't need to equal a donut or bag of chips. Cravings are hard to tame, but recognizing what it is your body is asking for may help.

If you are craving SWEETS, what you really need is Chromium, sulfur and tryptophan. There is a long list of foods that can provide you with these things. Here is a sampling:
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Cheese
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Dairy
  • Nuts
  • Chicken
  • Cranberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
If you are craving BREAD, you may be lacking nitrogen. Try something from this list:
  • High protein foods
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • Beans
FATTY SNACKS can mean you are lacking calcium. They might not taste like a bag of chips, but give these foods a try:
  • Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Legumes
  • Sesame
Wanting CHOCOLATE? What you need is magnesium.
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
If it is SALT you think you need, try again, it is chloride and silicon.
  • Cashews
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fatty Fish
In need of another cup of COFFEE? You are really wanting more phosphate, sulfur and iron. You can get these things in:
  • Black cherries
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Onions
  • Red Peppers
  • Garlic


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