Why You Crave What You Crave

Are cravings what the baby wants or what your body requires? Here’s a guide on what you can eat instead when the craving hits. Optimise your nutritional intake by adopting a well-balanced diet and complementing it with appropriate supplements.

Your Craving

  • Ice
  • Pasta or baked foods
  • Bread
  • Chocolate
  • Fatty or oily foods
  • Salty snacks
  • Cookies or cakes
  • Rice or noodles
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Burnt food

What It Might Mean

  • Body needs iron
  • Body needs chromium
  • Body needs nitrogen
  • Body may be stressed or needs magnesium
  • Body needs calcium
  • Body may be dehydrated, stressed or needs chloride
  • Body is low in energy or needs calcium, zinc or chromium
  • Body is low in energy or needs calories
  • Body needs calcium
  • Body needs carbon

What To Eat Instead

  • Legumes, dried fruits, spinach, beef or seaweed
  • Grapes, tomato, onion, apples or sweet potato
  • Oatmeal, green leafy vegetables, nuts or legumes
  • Green leafy vegetables, avocado, tofu or nuts
  • Spinach, kale, okra, broccoli, orange or almonds
  • Drink more water or eat more fruits
  • Sweet potato, fruits, protein or whole grains
  • Nuts, protein or whole grains
  • Milk, sesame, legumes or turnip greens
  • Fresh fruits

Dr. Nurzarina Abdul Rahman
General Practitioner & Lactation Consultant
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