Can’t Resist Sweets And Bread Cravings? Here’s The Reason
Once again, you’ve vowed to cut down on those delicious foods like sweets and bread and yet once again you’ve been unable to help yourself. Why? New research has discovered that many people overindulge in carb-heavy foods because their body is actually craving tiny but critical amounts of essential minerals and vitamins. It has now been shown that many people overeat bread and sweets made from flour because their bodies have a critical deficiency in nitrogen compounds.
Nitrogen compounds are used by the body in combination with protein and nucleic acids. What researchers discovered is that diets low in nitrogen compounds can easily lead to protein deficiencies which many people respond to by giving into extremely strong cravings for bread and sweets. Nutritionists recommend treating nitrogen deficiencies by eating foods that are rich in nitrogen compounds like raw, whole fruits and vegetables which should cause cravings for bread and sweets to become more manageable. Foods high in protein like meats and nuts can also address cravings related to protein deficiencies.
For individuals who have strong cravings for oily or fatty foods, this may be an indication of a deficiency in the essential mineral calcium. Aside from the standard solution of consuming more dairy, effective foods to add beneficial calcium to the diet include turnip greens, spinach, broccoli and other green vegetables.
Some individuals experience overpowering cravings for salty foods which can be an indication of a lack of either the mineral silicon or chloride. Although the body only needs small amounts of these essential minerals, a deficiency can lead to overpoweringly strong cravings. To get more chloride and silicon in your diet, nutritionists recommend eating more oily fish, goat milk, seeds, and nuts, especially cashew nuts.