Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Are you Craving ... Means You Are Missing Something!

FOOD CRAVINGS

Craving this:.........Reason is:........................................Restore with this:......................................................



COMMON FOOD

CheeseEssential Fatty Acids deficiencyOmega 3's (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts

Calcium deficiencySesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Pasta, white bread, pastriesChromium deficiencyOnion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Bread and toastNitrogen deficiencyFoods containing proteins, i.e.. Green leafy veges, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains
Red meatIron deficiencybeans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
PopcornStress hormone fluctuationsMeditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C
CrispsChloride deficiencycelery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt

Essential Fatty Acids deficiencyOmega 3's (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts



FLAVOUR

Burned FoodCarbon deficiencyFresh fruits
Acid foodsMagnesium deficiencyraw cacao nibs/beans/powder, Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Salty FoodsChloride deficiencycelery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt

Stress hormone fluctuationsMeditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C



SWEETS

ChocolateMagnesium deficiencyraw cacao nibs/beans/powder, Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Soda, fizzy drinksCalcium deficiencySesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
General sweetsHypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)fruit, high fibre foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon)

Tryptophan deficiencyspirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins

Chromium deficiencyOnion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato

Sulphur deficiencycruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion

Phosphorus deficiencywhole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils



STIMULANTS

Coffee or black teaSulphur deficiencycruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion

Iron deficiencybeans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption

NaCl (salt) deficiencyHimalayan sea salt, Apple Cider vinegar, kombucha

Phosphorous deficiencywhole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils
Alcohol, recreational drugsCalcium deficiencySesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens

Glutamine deficiencyCabbage, beetroot, beans, spinach, parsley, vegetable juice

Protein deficiencyGreen leafy vegetable, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, beans

Potassium deficiencycitrus fruits, bitter green leafy veges, banana, tomato, pineapple, black olives, seaweeds

Avenin deficiencyOatmeal, granola
TobaccoSilicon deficiencyhorsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refines starches

Tyrosine deficiencyFruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veges



EATING HABITS

Lack of appetiteChloride deficiencycelery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiencywhole grains, peanuts, seeds, beans, green and yellow vegetables

Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiencyPeanuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bran and wheat germ

Manganese deficiencywalnuts, almonds, pecans, whole grains, green leafy veges, pineapple, blueberries
Often overeatingTryptophan deficiencyspirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins

Tyrosine deficiencyFruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veges

Silicon deficiencyhorsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refines starches
Often snackyNo balanced diet, missing nutrientsDo a one week detox, substitute junk food for healthy meals



MORE BIZARRE

Crunching on iceIron deficiencybeans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Laundry starchIron deficiencybeans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Cigarette buttsIron deficiencybeans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption


The article is by "Tanya Alekseeva is a Wellness Coach who specialises in Raw Food Nutrition and Detoxification options.  Tanya works with a variety of clients ranging from corporate organisations through to individuals and schools, to educate and ensure they achieve their most desired wellbeing and ultimate health objectives. She is the founder of Better Raw and Corporate Créme in London, travelling nationally and internationally to provide seminars, workshops, detox programs and one-to-one coaching. Tanya is also an author of various books available on http://www.betterraw.com/"

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