Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. When you want a potato chip, it's that simple - you want a potato chip, and nothing else is going to scratch that itch. Most of the time, however, food cravings are signals from our bodies that they are missing a nutrient.
What You Want What You Need What to Substitute
Salty Foods Chloride and Silicon Goat's milk and fatty fish, cashews, nuts, and seeds
Oily Foods Calcium Milk, cheese, leafy greens
Carbs Nitrogen Fatty fish, meat, nuts, beans, chia seeds
Sugary Food Chromium Broccoli, Grapes, Cheese
Phosphorus Meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts
Tryptophan Cheese, raisins, spinach, turkey
Sulphur Cabbage, cranberries, horseradish
and/or Carbon Fresh fruit
Chocolate Magnesium Fruits & Veggies, nuts & seeds, raw cacao
If you find yourself having these cravings on a regular basis, Affinity Acupuncture in Brentwood offers nutritional counseling as well as a variety of Traditional Chinese Medicines, including acupuncture, to help your body get back in balance and get the most out of what you put into it. Call us at 615-939-2787 to learn more.