Food Cravings

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Food cravings are a regular feeling for most women during a certain time of the month.  Did you know that magnesium powder can assist with food cravings and other PMT symptoms such as fatigue and moodiness.  If you are not one for taking supplements this is completely fine magnesium can be found in dark leafy greens, raw chocolate (cacao), raw nuts and seeds and whole grains. 


Cravings aren’t just present during this time; cravings seem to spring themselves upon you when you have decided to eat clean or start a new diet.  These cravings always tend to appear when you can’t eat certain foods, however we suggest eating foods high in protein to prevent cravings altogether.  Foods such as red meat, eggs, fish, chicken or cottage cheese are all craving fighting foods. 


Here is a handy list of some common cravings, their likely causes and how to beat them!


Chocolate: if you crave chocolate then your body is need some much needed magnesium.  Magnesium can be found in dark leafy greens, broccoli, raw nuts and seeds and whole grains.


Sweets: Craving sugary sweets could mean you need to consume more chromium, carbon, phosphorus, sulphur or tryptophan in your diet.  Chromium is found in broccoli, white cheeses and chicken, Carbon can be found in fresh fruit, phosphorus in abundant in chicken, beef, fatty deep sea fish, eggs, nuts and garlic whilst tryptophan can be found in banana, turkey, white cheeses, potato, spinach.


Carbohydrates: If your craving pastas, rice or bread this could be a sign of nitrogen deficiency.  You’ll find nitrogen in all your complete proteins (meat, fish, chicken, eggs, nuts and seeds).


Fatty Foods: craving fatty foods (deep fried foods) can be a sign you need to up your calcium intake.  You can do this by eating more dairy, dark leafy greens, chia seeds and almonds.


Salty Foods: Craving salty foods can indicate a need for chloride, chloride can be found in fish and goats milk.


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