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Your Cravings: Decoded | Care2 Healthy Living

Your Cravings: Decoded | Care2 Healthy Living

What do you crave? The saltiness of potato chips, the cool creaminess of ice cream, or the rich flavor of chocolate? Whatever you’re longing for, it may be your body’s way of letting you know you’re missing valuable nutrients. Here’s how to decode your cravings. All Cravings — Most cravings are actually misinterpretations from our bodies that we are dehydrated. By drinking a tall glass of water first, you may be giving your body exactly what it wants and alleviate the craving altogether. By some estimations, 80 percent of people are chronically dehydrated . So, before you reach for food to nix your cravings, quench them with some water. Then wait half an hour. More often than not, they’ll be gone. Sweets —If you crave sweets of almost any kind you may be experiencing blood sugar fluctuations. Giving in to pie, candy, cake, or other goodies only makes the problem worse by c...

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