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Food Cravings

Food cravings make a person have a strong urge to eat something specific. There are several theories on why we have cravings. Some believe it is something a person is lacking nutritionally. Other theories include the brain calling for specific hormones or chemicals, addictive behaviors, or binge eating.

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Why do you crave green olives?

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More than likely, it is to help stabilize their color. UV exposure might turn them grey. Besides, they are unattractive to look at, especially since an iron solution is added to help stabilize the color. It is similar to why cherries are packed in cans of colored syrup.

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The process for making black olives results in the olives being packaged in a non sterile solution that may allow them to become contaminated with botulism. To prevent this from happening (it's bad for business to have your customers die), the olives are cooked in sealed containers. Glass jars cannot withstand the internal pressures generated by the cooking process and the olives must be cooked in metal cans.

Why do you crave mayonnaise?

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Mayonnaise contains egg and mustard, which some people are allergic to.

How do you Reduce Food Cravings?

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If you can understand the reasons for such food cravings, then you can successfully beat them. You need to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Moreover, you nutritional supplements can also help you a great deal. Though it may take time, you can successfully do it with strong determination and right approach.

Why crave radishes?

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some people might me like " poh this is answered by someone who doesnt know anything ,or anyone can answear this " But this is true . Radishes are spicy because thier root is very simaler to mustard it is alo in the same family :)

What can you do about really bad cravings for sugar?

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I have a huge sweet tooth and crave sugar throughout the day. But I've been told by health professionals that sugar is not good for our bodies and that I should decrease my intake. Usually if you're craving sugar it means you are not getting enough protein in your diet. I was told to eat more snacks in between meals with high protein - like nuts, peanut butter, etc. By eating protein throughout the day before you crave sugar, you will actually stop the cravings from ever occurring. I've been decreasing my sugar intake for about one monoth now, and although it's been one of the hardest things to do, my cravings have decreased. So I would recommend that you add more protein in your diet.

Why does your body crave sugar?

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Someone probably will crave sugar when they are on a diet or haven't eaten something sweet for a while. If you haven't you should have something with sugars in it so it satisfys your craving, or it will get worse.

What does it mean to crave sweet pickles?

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Hmmm this is makes me want pickles...

Why do you crave tissue paper?

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I love chewing on napkins & paper towels! Its a craving I cannot resist. If I'm really hungry I'll pop in a napkin or paper towel and It'll satisfy me for a moment. I'm a sophmore now I been chewing since the 7th grade.

Why do you crave food before your period?

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u crav3 cuz u b so hongry lil erthang n site luk gud 2 u. ii alwayz crave fuud on mii p3riod. hop3 dis h3lp ur problm

How do you stop a craving?

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You stop a craving by putting a rubber band on your wrist and you let it hit your self it worked for me just do it till you think you will stop

Craving for ice?

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My wife used to eat all the ice after finishing a glass of tea or soda. Then she was diagnosed with severe anemia. After taking iron supplements, she stopped eating ice. We never made the connection until several years later when we heard that a craving for ice was a symptom of an iron deficiency.

Why are you craving White Rice?

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it's like a compulsion, if i cook it i have too eat

Why crave lemons?

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It may be a vitamin C deficiency or, you just really love the sour tartness of a lemon!

What are good excuses for not eating?

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- I'm going on holiday and want to lose weight. - I'm not hungry right now I've just eaten, thanks. - I'm eating out tonight at a nice restaurant and don't want to spoil my appetite. - I've joined a slimming club and tonight is my weigh-in so I don't want to be too heavy. There are none. to be a healthy individual there are different diet choices that can be made to cater to your specific body type, but abstaining form food is not a smart choice, or a healthy one.

Why do you crave seafood?

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some seafoods can be nutritious and healthy like fish

Why do you crave corn?

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In brief, corn has two noticeable elements you may really want: 1. Plant fiber (it moves through your digestive system and helps to move other stuff along) that you do not digest, but is not harmful; and 2. enzymes (and oils you use to cook corn in) that your pancreas likes. In short, your body breaks down the starch molecules in corn to create a type of sugar your body wants.

If you are concerned about keeping calories down with this craving, try popcorn with as little oil as possible, no butter (lightly salted, use iodized salt to help your thyroid along.)

Why do you crave garlic?

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I have done a lot of research to find out why I can't get enough garlic. I eat so much of it that I can no longer smell it or taste it without a large quantity. My Husband tells me I smell like a pickle and yet I still can't get enough.

Throughout my research I have found that garlic does a lot of good things for a person's body, a female especially. Well documented health benefits include reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and increasing lipoproteins(good cholesterol), lowering high blood pressure, helps prevent yeast infections, some cancers, colds, and the flu, as well as having good antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, antioxidant and immune stimulant properties.

Therefore my conclusion to the craving of garlic is that for some reason my body needs it. I am not the type to visit the Dr. unless I'm on my death bed, so it is possible that i have a bacterial infection or like I assumed a yeast infection. That is how I came to my conclusion. IF you really want to know more google it. Do your own research and I'm sure you'll find there are more benefits from Garlic then setbacks. Unless you have an allergic reaction to it of course....

What are causes of onion cravings?

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Onions contain Vitamin B,C, and minerals. They are of the garlic family and supply many of the benefits of garlic. Possibly you do not have proper amounts of these in your diet and your body craves more.

From time to time, we all develop cravings for certain foods. One man's favorite was an onion sandwich: sliced raw onions on buttered bread. He nevr got tired of it and lived a long happy life. If you are in good health and you body weight to height is OK, Don't worry about it. Just enjoy the onion snacks. If it is a big concern, let your Dr. know.

Why do people crave cornstarch?

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Starch of any kind is addictive just like morphine and heroin.

Here is a cure for your cornstarch cravings and anemia:

Asian supermarket will have frozen beef and pork blood available. Put a tablespoon of the blood in each serving ofhot soups, chilis and stew. Beef and pork blood is obviously high in iron. Your anemia will be gone within a few days.

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 immediately. It's tasty and healthy and will detox you.

That's all you need to do.

95% of people from African descent are allergic to dairy products. Lactose intolerance is just a nice phrase for "Black people should not consume dairy". Our children are encouraged by schools and welfare programs to eat dairy even though we are allergic to it. A lactose intolerant person that consume dairy will have behavioral problems and physical problems. DAIRY CAUSES ANEMIA! Do not allow your children to eat or drink any dairy products. It is not healthy. Proof: The Massai tribe in Africa drinks a lot of milk, they are the shortest lived African tribe. The average Massai person dies at age 45 years old. If it weren't for drinking blood, they would die before their 30th birthday! Milk is bad for people of African descent. Just say no to dairy!

When your pregnant when do you get food cravings?

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Some women never have food cravings, and others start as soon as they miss a period. with my first I didn't have a positive test until 2 weeks after my missed period, but then realised that I hadn't drunk coffee in those two weeks. Second time around I went off coffee, tea, jacket potatoes and chocolate. In neither pregnancy did I 'crave' anything.

Why do we crave sweet and greasy foods?

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It is NOT important for humans to crave both salty and sweet food. However both salt and carbohydrates (including sweet foods) are important in the human diet so it is important for people to want to have them.

Why your body would crave onions?

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Do you crave onions, garlic, cabbage or broccoli? You may have a sluggish or overloaded liver. These foods contain high levels of sulfur, which help improve liver function. A sluggish liver cannot work properly to help break down toxins or keep hormones in balance. Toxins can accumulate from either external sources or from poor digestion that results in internal toxicity. You have nutritional deficiencies and too much toxic exposure.