Do you ever feel the need to eat something unhealthy? If this is the case, you’re not the only one, that’s for sure. Namely, even people who lead a healthy diet, once in a while, feel the need to eat a doughnut  or two, or have some chocolate and some chips. But, do you know the reason why?

According to several studies, such cravings could be an indicator of the body’s need for minerals which these unhealthy foods have. Nonetheless, although these unhealthy foods contain them, the best minerals are found in healthy foods like whole grains, veggies, fruits, and oats. Consuming these foods on a regular basis will help you stop the need for unhealthy food as you will have an adequate amount of the necessary minerals in your body.

These are the minerals found in some unhealthy foods:

Sugary foods

  • carbon, chromium, sulfur, tryptophan, and phosphorus (for example, if you often crave for a sugar coated doughnut, your body could be lacking the abovementioned minerals)
  • Carbon- sugar is derived from this element.
  • Chromium- this mineral aids the regulation of the blood sugar levels.
  • Sulfur- detoxifies the whole body.
  • Tryptophan- serotonin regulator.
  • Phosphorus- provides energy.

Healthy sources of these minerals are present in whole grains, nuts, seeds, dark leafy veggies, fish, mushrooms, and cereals.

Chocolate

Magnesium, a mineral, is present in chocolate. So, frequent chocolate cravings could mean that you lack this macro-mineral. Hence, according to a research, 80% of the American population is magnesium-deficient. Magnesium, or the relaxation mineral, is responsible for your ability to relax after a tense day at work. Insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, and irritability are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

This is why you feel relaxed after eating a chocolate, especially if you lack magnesium. However, there are far healthier sources of magnesium that you should include, rather than chocolate.

For example, consume more beans, molasses, nuts, seeds, and dark leafy veggies. By eating these foods, your chocolate cravings will significantly drop.

Source:

http://www.healthandbeautypower.com

http://www.realnaturalcare.com/

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Do you ever feel the need to eat something unhealthy? If this is the case, you’re not the only one, that’s for sure. Namely, even people who lead a healthy diet, once in a while, feel the need to eat a doughnut  or two, or have some chocolate and some...