Have you ever craved for junk food (i.e. chocolate or crisps) all of a sudden? I did recently and did some research on what does it mean and what healthy food can replace it. This is what I found.
Chocolate: If you crave for chocolate, you are probably lacking magnesium in the body. You will need to eat more almond, nuts, sunflower seed. I also like to replace it with cacao energy ball as it has similar strong taste which can instantly ease my hunger.
Crisps: If you crave for crisps, including olive, celery or tomato in your diet will be good as your body is short of salt (chloride). If you are eager to eat crisps like now, go for a healthier option (Kale crisps), it actually tastes like seaweed and is quite yummy.
Candy: If you crave for candy, it means your blood sugar level is low. Medjool dates will be the best replacement for you.
Coffee: If you crave for coffee, it signifies your body need iron. Eat more red beans, red meat can definitely help. For me, I think sleep more may be more critical.
Ice-cream: If you crave for ice-cream, your body need some sugar. Blending frozen banana into ice-cream form or frozen yogurt will help to ease the crave. Sometimes, your body may not necessarily need sugar, maybe it's just due to the hot weather, so I would normally go for an ice water to see if it helps first.
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