Nutrition

What Your Cravings Really Mean

Cravings.

We all get them.

Whether it’s a late night supermarket dash in pursuit of chocolate or the need for a bag of sweets to feed your lust for sugar. These little urges we get are simply our body’s way of crying out for nutrients. So what exactly is your body asking for?

When You’re Craving…

Sweets

Sugar is highly addictive. It causes an increase in dopamine secretion which triggers the reward mechanisms within the brain. But if you’re craving sugar, it might actually be a mineral that your body needs.

What you really need

Chromium has been found to play a role in controlling blood sugar and cravings. Try taking a supplement of our total chromium daily to help you naturally ease off the need for sugar, whilst supporting normal macro-nutrient metabolism.

Chocolate

Chocolate is the most common food of choice when experiencing the urge for a naughty little treat. But a chocolate craving might be your body crying out for something less creamy.

What you really need

Craving chocolate is often a sign that your body is lacking Magnesium; a mineral involved in regulating muscle and nerve function. Magnesium is also effective at preventing fatigue and reducing the risk of heartburn and indigestion.

Salty foods

Salt is essential for many processes within the body, including blood pressure regulation and nerve function. Cravings for salty food such as crisps, chips and popcorn may indicate mineral deficiency and can also be a sign of dehydration.

What you really need

Salt cravings can be a sign of a potassium deficiency, try sprucing up your diet with leafy greens, bananas, avocados and nuts to keep your electrolyte balance on top form.

 

Healthier Snacking

Try our healthier alternatives to some of your favourite snacks.

Recipes

Easy Healthy Bakes Recipes

2018-02-13 11:01:20By Rebecca Todd

 



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