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Food Cravings and Deficiencies Chart

 

                 

Craving   

Nutrient   Deficiency

HEALTHY sources

Chocolate

Magnesium

Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruit, DARK low sugar chocolate (or a magnesium supplement - most people are magnesium deficient and magnesium does wonders for the body!!!)

Sweets, sugary foods

 

Chromium

Broccoli, grapes, cheese, beans, chicken

Carbon

Fresh fruit

Phosphorus

Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, buts, legumes, grains

Sulfur

Cranberries, horseradish, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage

Tryptophan

Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach

Oily snacks & Fatty foods

Calcium

Mustard & turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame. Omega 3 rich foods will also help – fish, chia seeds, flax seeds

Salty foods

Chloride

Raw goat milk, fish, rye, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives unrefined sea salt

Sodas

Calcium

Mustard & turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes (beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas), cheese, sesame

Breads (Processed)

Nitrogen

High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans

Pre-menstrual cravings

Zinc

Red meats, seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables

General Overeating

Silicon

Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches and sugary foods

Tryptophan

Turkey, cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato, spinach, chicken

Tyrosine

Vitamin C supplements or orange, green, red fruits & vegetables

Alcohol

Protein

Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts, legumes

Avenin

Granola (watch out for high amounts of refined sugars in many granolas), oatmeal, steel cut oats

Calcium

Mustard & turnip greens, broccoli, kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Glutamine

Supplement glutamine powder for withdrawal, raw cabbage juice, beef, chicken, dairy, fish, beans

Potassium

Black olives, potato peel broth, seaweed, bitter greens (ie. Kale)

Coffee or tea

Phosphorus

Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes

Sulfur

Egg yolks, red peepers, muscle protein, garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables

Salt

Sea Salt, apple cider vinegar (straight or on salad with a healthy oil like olive, avocado)

Iron

Meat, fish & poultry, seaweed, greens, black cherries, spinach, parsley, swiss chard, coconut, olives

Green Tea

Promotes fat burning, and is a powerful antioxidant

Cheese or Milk

Calcium

Calcium supplement, like a cal/mag supplement,

Fatty fried foods

Fats (your body is craving GOOD fats even though it appears to want junk fats)

Omega 3 supplement capsules, CLA supplement capsules, salmon, mackerel, sardines and other fatty fish, chia seeds, flax seeds, cocconut, avocados, walnuts or macademia (the best ones for good fat!), other nuts except peanuts are good as well

For more information on choosing vitamins and multivitamins, I would suggest looking at this page.

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