Why do we crave certain foods?
All day, you’ve had a craving for chocolate cake that you just can’t shake. Is it a sure sign that you’re deprived of the minerals found in this sweet treat, like magnesium or potassium? Not so fast. A food craving could be sending you a message, but probably not the one you’re expecting. Cravings, after all, are often for nutrient-poor foods like doughnuts, cola or chips. It’s hardly likely your body needs them. So what are your cravings really trying to tell you? Read on to find out.