Curb Your Cravings

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 ( 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.




Fatty snacks
You’re lacking calcium.
Eat more:
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.



Carbonated drinks
You need more calcium.
Mustard, broccoli, kale, legumes, dairy & sesame.
*If you crave a specific drink, this is an addiction.

Salty foods
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.