I have been taking Wednesdays off from posting recipes as a way to catch up on the week and make lots of yummy food to post for later. I am going to start having a Wednesday post about other things in the food world. Maybe it’s about health in general, or a great foodie movie or book coming out, or about sustainability and resources for environmentally friendly products. The options are endless! This week is an article I found on another blog, The Londoner (www.thelondoner.me). This article is all about recognizing hunger and battling “emotional” hunger by attacking cravings correctly. Emotional hunger is when you crave something in particular: “I need pizza, I need chocolate, I’ll die if I don’t have frozen yogurt (that last one is me).” Physical hunger is your body actually needing particular nutrients to function correctly. So here is a list of typical emotional cravings and healthier alternatives to provide your body with its physical needs. I certainly found it interesting, I hope you do too!
Sweets/Candy: Your body’s lacking Chromium, carbon phosphorus, sulphur, Tryptophan.
You can get these from: Broccoli, grapes, cheese, chicken, fresh fruit, beef, liver, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes, cranberries, horseradish, kale, cabbage, turkey, sweet potato & spinach.
You need nitrogen.
You’ll find this in: High protein foods; fish, meats, nuts, beans.
You’re lacking calcium.
Mustard, greens, dairy, legumes & sesame seeds.
Your body’s craving phosphorous, sulfur & iron.
Try eating more:
Chicken, beef, liver, fish, eggs, dairy, red peppers, garlic, onion, sea salt, apple vinegar, seaweed, greens & black cherries.
You need more calcium.
Mustard, broccoli, kale, legumes, dairy & sesame.
*If you crave a specific drink, this is an addiction.
You need chloride.
Try and eat:
Goats milk, fish & unrefined sea salt.
Put down the chocolate- zinc is what you need young lady!
Get your hands on some:
Red meat, seafood, leafy vegetables, and root vegetables.