Get your control back over food, don’t let food control you

If you suffer of that insatiable need for sweets again, or feel a big urge to snack, try out the following foods:

 Craving this:  Reason is:  Restore with this:
 COMMON FOOD
Cheese Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)– Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Pasta, white bread, pastries Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Bread and toast Nitrogen deficiency Foods containing proteins, i.e.. Green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains
Red meat Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Popcorn Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C
Crisps Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt
Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3′s (EPA and DHA)– Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
FLAVOR
Burned Food Carbon deficiency Fresh fruits
Acid foods Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Salty Foods Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt
Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C
SWEETS
Chocolate Magnesium deficiency Raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit, magnesium
Soda, fizzy drinks Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
General sweets Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Fruit, high fibre foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon)
Tryptophan deficiency Spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins
Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Sulphur deficiency Cruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion
Phosphorus deficiency Whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils
STIMULANTS
Coffee or black tea Sulphur deficiency Cruciferous vege (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion
Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
NaCl (salt) deficiency Himalayan or Aztecan sea salt, Apple Cider vinegar, kombucha
Phosphorous deficiency Whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils
Alcohol, recreational drugs Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Glutamine deficiency Cabbage, beetroot, beans, spinach, parsley, vegetable juice
Protein deficiency Green leafy vegetable, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, beans
Potassium deficiency Citrus fruits, bitter green leafy veg, banana, tomato, pineapple, black olives, seaweeds
Avenin deficiency Oatmeal, granola, cereals, whole grains
Tobacco Silicon deficiency Horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refined starches
Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, vegetables
EATING HABITS
Lack of appetite Chloride deficiency Celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan or Aztecan sea salt
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency Whole grains, peanuts, seeds, beans, green and yellow vegetables
Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiency Peanuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bran and wheat germ
Manganese deficiency Walnuts, almonds, pecans, whole grains, green leafy veges, pineapple, blueberries
Often overeating Tryptophan deficiency Spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins
Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veges
Silicon deficiency Horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refined starches
Often snacky No balanced diet, missing nutrients Do a detox, substitute junk food for healthy meals
BIZARRE
Crunching on ice Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Laundry starch Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Cigarette butts Iron deficiency Beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption

 

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Source: Bernard Jenson, PhD, The Chemistry of Man B. Jensen Publisher, 1983 (deficiencies linked to specific cravings and some food recommendations)

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