What vitamin deficiency causes weird cravings like cornstarch?
I vote for low blood iron (i.e. anemia) as the culprit. I have been eating cornstarch for approximately six years. The cravings started early in my pregnancy with my youngest son and, after starting on the prescribed prenatal vitamins and some heavy duty iron tablets, the craving subsided and the cornstarch didn't taste quite so yummy. I'm not sure which prescription resolved the deficiency, or if it was a combination of the two, but after about a week of taking the prenatals and iron, the cornstarch wasn't so appealing anymore.
Your local Asian supermarket will have frozen beef and pork blood available. Put a tablespoon of the blood in each serving of hot soups, chilis and stew. Beef and pork blood is obviously very high in iron. Your anemia will be gone within a few days of daily use.
Drink raw fruit smoothies. Put fresh or frozen fruits in blender with almond or soy milk (NO DAIRY or sweeteners) and add 1 teaspoon of chlorella or alfalfa powder. Pulse and blend. Drink. It's tasty and healthy and it will detox you.
That's all you need to do. I've been free of the cornstarch addiction for 5 months now and I don't miss it. And I'm losing weight.
As a side note: 95% of African-Americans are very allergic to dairy products. Consuming anything with lactose (like milk, white sauces, creams or cheeses) will lead to intestinal bleeding. Losing blood in the stool causes anemia. Dairy is not your friend!
A Cobalamin (B12) deficiency can occur when the body does not receive an adequate intake of vitamin B12. Main sources are meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and eggs. Vegan sources include yeast, gut bacteria and fermented soy product. That being said, Vegans and those with pernicious anemia are the largest at risk for deficiency. Pernicious anemia occurs when intrinsic factor is not produced causing B12 to not be absorbed.
Onions are fairly high in vitamin C and Magnesium. However, some nutritionists don't believe that cravings can adequately express dietary deficiencies because most of us respond to foods because of their flavors or even emotional or mental association rather than their actual nutritional content. In general, I find the website nutritiondata.com a good resource for these types of questions.
Which of the following is caused by mineral deficiency A) beriberi B)goitre C)scurvy D)night blindness?
It is not a vitamin deficiency that causes soda cravings. The caffeine and sugar are largely responsible for that. Also if you are drinking diet soda the aspartame is a dangerous road: http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html. Aspartame is self can cause cravings for sugary foods. Any soda puts the drinker at higher risk for vitamin deficiencies - D and calcium. Phosphoric acid in sodas also crate bone loss. http://blog.fooducate.com/2009/06/30/11-quick-facts-about-phosphoric-acid-yes-that-chemical-in-coca-cola/ If you start to replace a soda with more…
The deficiency of vitamins B12 B6 vitamin e and Vitamin d may cause cramps. B12 is responsible for maintaining healthy nerves and blood vessels. its found in meat and dairy products. B6 helps red blood cell metabolism hence is very important. Vitamin E deficiency causes damage to peripheral nervous system causing cramps.
That depends on what you are deficient in. For instance, vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy. Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets and osteoporosis. Vitamin B deficiency causes a host of problems including, niacin: pellagra and thiamine: beriberi. Macronutrient deficiency (Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats) can cause many problems as well including malnutrition.