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Are you craving extra food (mostly chocolate) to keep you warm this winter? Ever wondered why you may be having these cravings?

What causes food cravings?

  • Low energy
  • Boredom
  • Poor diet
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PMS
  • Insufficient calorie intake
  • Alcohol/Hangover
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Food Intolerances
  • And much more!

Chocolate cravings can be more specifically linked with magnesium deficiency. To combat this, try increasing your intake of foods high in magnesium including spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, cucumber, green beans, celery and kale.

And for a great way to satisfy those chocolate cravings, try our Healthy Hot Chocolate recipe:

Ingredients
100ml A2 milk (or almond milk)
1 tsp of coconut sugar
1 tbl of raw organic cacao
200ml boiling water

Method
Step 1: Boil the kettle
Step 2: In a mug add milk, coconut sugar and cacao. Mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Add boiling water and mix well.

This recipe was supplied by Naed Nutrition, Live Well’s partner Nutritionist available for consultations at our Currambine practice. To find out how to adjust your nutrition intake and reduce cravings, email admin@naednutrition.com.au