Wednesday, 26 June 2013
WHY YOU SHOULD EAT BEANS TO CURB A PIZZA CRAVING (SERIOUSLY!)
But for the slightly more sane, it might be interesting to know that these cravings are usually our body’s way of SOS-ing the need for replenishing its store of vital nutrients. And that most of the cravings can actually be tackled by a healthier alternative, thereby satisfying the urge without the calories and other skin-destroying stuff.
Here’s the 101 on decoding the signals.
You are craving: Cheese, pizza, pasta
Your body needs: Carbs, proteins
Try: Lean chicken, whole grain cereals or bread, bean salad, bean chili, baked potatoes, brazil nuts, oily fish, avocados, broccoli
You are craving: Chocolate
Your body needs: Magnesium
Try: High energy foods like nuts, seeds, wholegrain bread or crackers, berries etc.
You are craving: Chips, bread
Your body needs: Calcium and protein
Try: Meat, fish, chicken, eggs or pulses
You are craving: Greasy fries, burgers or fry-ups
Your body needs: Salt
Try: Sushi, almonds, grilled bacon, lemon juice, salad tossed with unrefined sea salt, roasted sunflower seeds
You are craving: Soda, soft drinks
Your body needs: Calcium
Try: Leafy green veggies, sesame seeds, yoghurt, milk