Food cravings may be a way for your body to tell you that it is desperate for more vitamins and minerals.
Many people do not eat enough vegetables or fruit. I feel vegetables are more important than fruit. Vegetables are the staff of life. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hundreds of other things that are good for us that have not even been identified yet.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark green vegetables are just so good for us. They include minerals like calcium in their leafy greens.
Kale , long used by Europeans, are an undervalued leafy green packed with goodness. Terry Wahls MD says she eats 500gm a day of kale because of all the goodness it contains. Kale is in the cabbage family. This family is called cruciferous vegetables. It contains cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, kale and a few more varieties. Cruciferous vegetables contain sulphur (sulfur) which is so needed by our body.
Coloured vegetables are also excellent for our health. Dark blue and purple veggies contain anthocyanins which are very good for us. Red fruit and veggies - capsicum, tomatoes, radishes, strawberries, berries have a different set of goodness, filled with vitamins and minerals. Yellow and orange fruit and vegetables like carrots, pumpkin and oranges contain yet other benefits.
Everyone know that sugar is not good for us yet most of us eat it in some form or another. There are some lucky people who do not have a sweet tooth. Those who crave sugar and sweets will find their cravings diminish if they can increase their intake of vegetables of all colours and some fruit. These have natural sweeteners that will satisfy the body if enough are eaten.
Terry Wahls MD recommends that people eat 9 cups of vegetables a day, plus meat before they eat any grains or sugary foods. This can be spread out throughout the day. I think they would be so full with all the meat and veggies that they would not need other food.
This amount of nutritious food will be full of lots of good vitamins and minerals that will help feed the body and diminish cravings.
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Terry Wahls MD
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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