why do we crave?
An Ayurvedic exploration into eternal food cravings
Why do we Crave?
The Secret exploration into food cravings
Lets check what the latest bloggers say:
Popular food writer Margo Gladys see the five reasons for food craving to be 1) You're dehydrated, 2) You've got nutritional deficiencies, 3) You're hormonal, 4) You've got underlying emotional issues and 5) You have a yin/yang imbalance; while Kris Carr blames it on 1) low levels of serotonin, 2) "feel-good” endorphins, 3) happy casomorphins, 4) a wonky gut and 5) emotional triggers for food cravings. Kris, though, offers five solutions as well, namely 1. stay hydrated, 2. eat something else, 3. exercise and stay rested, 4. make meditation and sunshine a priority and 5. avoid trigger foods for 21 days. U.K based Nutritionist resources suggests that we 1) eat regularly, 2) opt for low-GI foods, 3) restrict sugar and salt intake, 4) don't be fooled by sweeteners, 5) say no to processed foods and 6) exercise in order to deal with it.
Chips, coffee and lollies
Most of us crave, at certain times, at certain stages of our lives. Carbs (sugars, starch and cellulose) and spicy are most craved items while sour (fermented such as yoghurt and vinegar), sweet (various sugars), salty or pungent (hot spices, coffee) are the most craved flavours.
Craving is a sign
Putting the Ayurvedic principles together, reading between words and lines using decades of clinical experience, I came to the following conclusion. Craving's a sign in 80% of my clients. Not a cause of disease! In fact, craving is a sing of a depletion, toxicity or both. Simple as that. Each craving is telling us something specific.
Ever noticed, that if our blood has high nutrient load, we can't register unhealthy food? When our system is clean, we naturally search for clean food. Likewise, when our system is unclean, due to irregular lifestyle and nutritionally invalid food, we alway crave for unclean food. In simple words, a sick system looks for sick food. A healthy system looks for healthy food.
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