Cravings are something we all experience. While a desire for your favorite Thai restaurant doesn’t always have a deeper meaning, our cravings can sometimes also communicate more to us.
Sometimes cravings can be our body’s way of telling us what we’re lacking. Deciphering these clues will give much insight into what’s going on inside of your body and how you can fix it.
What do your biggest cravings mean? Let’s dive in…
Craving Something Salty
Whether it’s fries, chips, or pretzels you’re dreaming of, you may be surprised to learn that your body could be a little dehydrated. The best way to tackle this is to have some water. Salty cravings also can indicate a need for calcium, but if you indulge in this, you’ll only temporarily raise calcium levels in your blood.
After ensuring you’ve had some more water, your best bet is to feed your body healthy foods with calcium. Grab a yogurt from the fridge, have a handful of raw almonds, or enjoy tofu topped with sesame seeds and green onions to tackle this craving and give your body what it’s asking for.
Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate
Do you feel the need for something sweet? When you’re craving chocolate, you likely need more magnesium. While it is common around your period, your body can also exhibit these signs of magnesium deficiency any time in the form of headaches, irritability, and fluid retention.
While enjoying some dark chocolate is enjoyable, you may also want to see how your body responds when you give it more natural magnesium forms. A spinach salad topped with nuts and seeds can help you get back to balance, as can enjoying a hearty soup full of legumes.