Thursday, September 5, 2013

7 Food Cravings Explained

Food cravings: we all get them. But what do they mean? If you’re craving a particular type of food, is your body trying to tell you something? Is there something missing from your diet, or is it purely an emotional response? The answer is, unsurprisingly, that cravings are rooted in both your mind and your body. Beyond the obvious emotional link, comfort food exists for a reason, of course, craving a specific type of food can mean particular things about your body. Pining for sweets? Does your mouth water at the cheese counter? Click through to check out the possible reasonings you are craving certain types of food.

1. Craving: Chocolate.

Most of us probably associate cravings with chocolate more than any other food — but it’s not just a silly, sexist trope — you may crave chocolate because you aren’t getting enough magnesium in your diet.

2. Craving: Salty Food.

Can’t get enough salt? You could be too stressed, and, in turn, harming your adrenal glands.

3. Craving: Ice.

Though doctors aren’t clear exactly why, craving ice cubes is a sign of anemia, an iron deficiency.

4. Craving: Cheese.

Crazy for cheese? You might not be getting enough fatty acid, like omega-3, in your diet.

5. Craving: Sweet & Salty Food.

When you’re craving a food that is both salty and sweet, you could be tired and sluggish — in need of a salty and sweet food’s glucose and sugar.

6. Craving: Spicy Food.

Is it scorching outside? People often crave hot food when they’re literally hot themselves. Spicy foods make you sweat, which in turn cools you down.

7. Craving: Sugar.

Sugar cravings often indicate that you have low–or fluctuating– blood sugar.


  1. I just wasted 20 seconds.

  2. Not very clever doctors that came up this rubbish

    What about bad habits no craving in that just set in bad ways

    What about Obesity Certainly not deficiency there again possibly hormones genes or again bad habits

    What about environment wanting ice on a warm day is not Iron deficiency more common sense

    What about having a Tape worm not deficiency its the worm that needs feeding

    What these doctors have is a deficiency in common sense - But I guess the poor mice that they got their results from have different diet to Man - And I guess the good doctors just didn't think of that...............Fools

  3. number 4 is wrong