Type C :Fatigue, headaches, cravings sweets and salt, fatigue, pounding heart, faintness, cramps, back pain.
Cravings are not quite the same as hunger…and in fact they couldn’t be more different. Hunger is controlled by the stomach, but cravings are controlled by the brain. Hunger is all about your survival mechanism, but cravings are all about your body communicating with you.
For example, the next time you have a craving – let’s say for something sweet – you can ask yourself: “Is it just sugar I am craving? Will l I be satisfied by sucking on a sugar cube? Or is it something more specific? Perhaps chocolate?”
If the answer is indeed chocolate, it is your body’s way of letting you know you may be deficient in magnesium (raw cacao is one of the highest natural sources of magnesium). If you know this, you can then find all the foods that have high content of magnesium and slowly add them to your diet, which then gets rid of your sweet food cravings.
Of course, the list goes far beyond sugar cravings, chocolate and
magnesium. Below is a chart of all the common food cravings, flavor cravings and eating habits you may experience, the reason behind each craving and all the foods you can eat to fix the craving!
Reason: Magnesium deficiency
Restore with: Raw Cacao, nibs, bean,s powder, shole grains, beans, nuts, seeds greens, fruit.
Craving: Soda fizzy drinks
Reason: Calcium deficiency
Restore with: Sesame seeds tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard, and turnip greens.
Craving: General Sweets
Reason: Hyperglycemia low blood sugar
Restore with: Fruit, high fiber foods, beans, legumes, complex carbs, grains, chromium cinnamon.
Reason: Essential fatty acids deficiency
Restore with: Omega 3, (EPA and DHA) Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts.
Craving: Pasta, white bread, pastries bread and toast
Reason: Chromium deficiency
Restore with: Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples sweet potato.
Craving: Red Meat
Reason: Iron deficiency
Restore with: Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs, other dried fruits, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin-C, for iron absorption.
Reason: Stress hormone fluctuations
Restore: Meditation, breathing excercices, leafy greens, Vitamins-B & C
Flavor Craving: Burned Food
Reason: Carbon deficiency, Magnesium deficiency
Restore with: Raw Cacao, nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit.
Flavor Craving: Acid Foods
Reason: Magnesium deficiency
Restore with: Raw cacao, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, fruit. Celery, olives, tomatoes, kelp, Himalaya salt.
Flavor Craving: Salty Foods
Reason: Chlorine deficiency, stress hormone fluctuations.
Restore with: Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, Vitamin B -C.
Anti -Nutrients provoke liver and kidney stress to inactivate the toxins that work their way into the body liver needs a steady supply of specific valuable nutrients. This nutritional arsenal includes vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6, folic acid, magnesium, selenium, phosphatidylcholine, (also known as lecithin), and zinc.
• B1 – Aids appetite regulation, and boost energy: Nuts (Macadamia) , Sunflower seeds.
Green Peas, Soy Beans (Edamame), Beans (Navy),
• B3 – Niacin to help you reduce cravings : Avocados, Broccoli, Dates, Mushroom, Asparagus , Swiss chard, Pumpkin Seeds, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Almonds, Spinach.
• B6 – Assist in the creation of serotonin: Pistachio Nuts, Fish (Tuna, cooked), Turkey & Chicken, (Light meat cooked), Dried fruit (Prunes), Bananas, Avocado, Spinach (cooked)
• B12- Folate: to help red blood cell production support: Leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, papaya & oranges, avocado, seeds & nuts, brussels sprouts, beans peas, lentils, okra, cauliflower, beets, bell peppers.
Clean your body and say no to anti nutrients:
• White refined sugar
• Whir refined carbohydrates and white flour • Processed and saturated fats
• Junk food
• Dairy products and eggs
• Meat proteins
• Soft drinks
Select Highly Alkaline Foods:
• Green Leafy vegetables
Balance your Diet with proper proportions from the four alternative food groups;
Natural Simple Carbohydrates.- Fresh fruits, and vegetables with their natural juices.
Whole Complex Carbohydrates.- Whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals, brown rice, potatoes.
Non-Animal Proteins .- Tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers.
Natural Fats.- Monounsaturated and unsaturated oils, avocado, unsalted seeds, nuts and nut butters.