This is what your cravings for certain snacks say about your health

This is what your cravings for certain snacks say about your health
This is what your cravings for certain snacks say about your health

Cravings, we all have them and sometimes they drive us crazy! Sometimes we feel like a pink donut with sprinkles and other times we really feel like chips, chocolate and pizza! Despite our intentions to eat healthy, sometimes we can’t resist sweet temptations! But did you know that the specific cravings you have can actually say something about your health?


Food cravings, we have them all! You can describe it as a craving for a certain type of food. Pizza, sushi, chips and chocolate, we like everything at such a moment. It is often very difficult to ignore these feelings. At such a moment you would prefer to eat everything bad that you see and that you feel like eating, but that is unhealthy….

Do you suffer from food cravings? This is what it says about your health

If you do feel like having a specific craving, what is the connection between a certain craving and your health?

1. Sugar

Do you know that feeling? The clock strikes 4:00 PM and your stomach starts rumbling like a hungry bear! Especially at the end of the day, before dinner, we often crave sweets. In those last hours of the afternoon it seems like all we can think about are treats like cookies, candies and chocolate bars! If you’re craving sugar, it could be a signal that your body is lacking certain things that are super important for your brain health. Think of minerals such as carbon, sulfur and chromium. It is useful to know how to supplement those deficiencies for a healthy body!

2. Chocolate

Milka chocolate, chocolate with nuts and bonbons! Chocolate is known to improve our mood, thanks to the release of dopamine in our brains when consumed. This neurotransmitter makes us feel happy. But did you know that a craving for chocolate can also indicate a magnesium deficiency in your body? Magnesium is essential for various bodily functions, and chocolate is one of its sources. So if you’re craving chocolate, your body might be telling you it needs some extra magnesium!

3. Carbohydrates

The article is in Dutch

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