Common Food Cravings Revealed by Nutritionists
You're tired & hungry. You made a healthy protein-and-vegetables dinner, but... Unhappy? You've wanted chips all week. Recognized? Why do you crave this food now?
Potato chips & French fries are common cravings, but eating them may mean you're low on healthy fats, says Leahy. Omega-3s are important.
If you crave soda every day, once a week, or once or twice a month, you may be craving caffeine. One 12-ounce Coke contains about 45 milligrammes of caffeine.
Cheese stars in many comfort foods, like pizza & nachos. Cheese's creamy texture isn't the only reason for cravings. Cheese is a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps produce serotonin.
Do you find yourself daydreaming about chewy candy bars & sour sugar-coated gummies? If so, you might need to spend more time in dreamland.
If you crave chocolate, you may be one of many who consider it a mood-booster. Those who ate dark chocolate in a 24-hour period were 57% less likely to report depression symptoms than those who didn't. Possibly?
Some people love chewing ice, even though it hurts their teeth. Science says craving cold drinks could be a sign of anaemia. A 2016 study in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners found that ice cravings indicate iron deficiency.
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