Why do we crave certain foods?
All day, you’ve had a craving for chocolate cake that you just can’t shake. Is it a sure sign that you’re deprived of the minerals found in this sweet treat, like magnesium or potassium?
Not so fast! A food craving could be sending you a message, but probably not the one you’re expecting. Cravings, after all, are often for nutrient-poor foods like doughnuts (minus this healthy double chocolate donut recipe), cola or chips. It’s hardly likely your body needs them. So what are your cravings really trying to tell you? Read on to find out.