Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #477

Cravings are not the problem.

WHY: Learn to trust your cravings, rather than attributing them to weaknesses. With a craving, your body typically sends signals to your brain for the nutrients it needs.

HOW: Trust what your body’s telling you. Understand the foods, deficits, and behaviors in your life that spur your cravings. Start with the flavor and find a healthy substitute!

Craving something sweet? Bypass the processed donuts, cakes, and cookies and grab enzyme-rich raw chocolate. Statistics show that it has 20 times more antioxidants than a glass of red wine! Also try sweet veggies, such as corn, carrots, onions, beets, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and yams.

Craving something salty? Cravings for salty food often indicate a mineral deficiency. Instead of a bag of chips, try leafy greens that are high in minerals. Kale chips are a savior, and easy to prep.