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Friday, 17 October 2014

What your body is cravings can tell you something...



I want chocolate.... but my body is really asking for Raw nuts and seeds, fruits and legumes. 

This table of foods we want and foods our bodies really need is super helpful in understanding cravings.  And I think part of the reason I have been able to reduce my cravings is because Shakeology has so many vitamins in it that my body isn't crying for much! 

Thank goodness!  Cravings are the worst!

So here is that chart I'm sure you have seen floating around the internet.  I've tired to put it together in an easy to read formatt for you and I hope it helps! 

·         What you Want
What you really need is…
And here are healthy foods that have it:
·         Chocolate
Magnesium
Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
·         Sweets
Chromium
Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves liver, chicken
Carbon
Fresh fruits
Phosphorus
Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sulfur
Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables, kale, cabbage
Tryptophan
Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
·         Bread, toast
Nitrogen
High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans
·         Oily snacks, fatty foods
Calcium
Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
·         Coffee or tea
Phosphorous
Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes
Sulfur
Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
NaCl (salt)
Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Iron
Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
·         Alcohol, recreational drugs
Protein
Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Avenin
Granola, oatmeal
Calcium
Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Glutamine
Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Potassium
Sun-dried black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens
·         Chewing ice
Iron
Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries
·         Burned food
Carbon
Fresh fruits
·         Soda and other carbonated drinks
Calcium
Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
·         Salty foods
Chloride
Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt
·         Acid foods
Magnesium
Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits
·         Preference for liquids rather than solids
Water
Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
·         Preference for solids rather than liquids
Water
You have been so dehydrated for so long that you have lost your thirst. Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need 8 to 10 glasses per day.
·         Cool drinks
Manganese
Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
·         Pre-menstrual cravings
Zinc
Red meats (especially organ meats), seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables
·         General overeating
Silicon
Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tryptophan
Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach
Tyrosine
Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits and vegetables
·         Lack of appetite
Vitamin B1
Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ meats
Vitamin B3
Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seeds and legumes
Manganese
Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple, blueberries
Chloride
Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt
·         Tobacco
Silicon
Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches

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