What Causes Food Cravings? Food Cravings Explained

Have you ever wanted a burger so badly that you didn’t catch a single word during that meeting just salivating over the thought of it? Or craved chocolate so desperately that you drove to the nearest convenience store at 2 in the morning? If so, then you are familiar with food cravings. They are the body’s way of telling us that we have certain nutrient deficiencies. This list explains the causes and meanings of craving 6 common foods, and how you can fix them.

6. Salty foods


If you crave chips, fries or other salty foods, you may have a chloride deficiency. A chloride deficiency may also result in headaches and fatigue. You can easily restore your chloride levels by eating salt-laden food such as kelp, olives and Himalayan or kosher salt. Celery, salted nuts, and certain cheeses also have a high content of salt that can help curb your cravings. A diet rich in protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains will also naturally keep cravings for greasy, high-fat foods at bay.