4 Healthy Ways to Kill Your Food Cravings

Posted at 2:59 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:50:43-04

You know the feeling, when you can't live another second without that piece of chocolate cake, or that pizza slice, but put the fork down! Those cravings may mean you just need certain nutrients. Jimmy Rhoades and Dr. Natasha Bhuyan, have a list of commonly-craved foods, and some more healthful options.

1.  Chocolate

Chocolate in its purest form, is packed with magnesium, but chocolate from the store is filled with sugar, and so if you're craving magnesium, you should reach for something else instead, like bananas, figs, or legumes.

2.  Bread

When you're craving carbs, your body is asking you for energy.  The best way to get it is through nitrogen, because nitrogen is the foundation for amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. So great foods that have protein in them are chicken, beef, and also nuts and beans.

3.  Chips

Salty snacks often have this mineral called silicon. There's new research on it, and it's showing that it might play a role in bone formation, and silicon can actually be found in other healthier alternatives like green beans, or red wine.

4.  Cheese

Cheese, while delicious, probably isn't the best way to get your calcium. Now it is a good source of calcium, but cheese is way too fatty. Better sources of calcium are things like broccoli, edamame, and kale.

Stick with these foods and you will provide your body with the nourishment it’s actually craving

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