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REPOST: Food cravings. We all have them from time to time but have you ever wondered why?.
Figuring out what that trigger is might just help you kick your unhealthy cravings for good!.
Traditional Chinese Medicine follows the belief that if you’re craving something, it means that some part of your body’s energy is out-of-whack. In TCM, each system in the body is associated with a different element. When cravings arise, it might be a sign to look deeper!.
1. Craving Salty?
The taste of salt corresponds to the water element and kidney energy. A lack of energy flow to the kidneys can bring up a salt craving like no other and this isn’t because the body actually needs salt. Giving into this craving can lead to fatigue, joint pain and other health issues. Salty food cravings can also mean stress is taking a toll on your body. Skip the salt! Destress!Eat: Black beans, walnuts, goji berries or seaweed.
2. Craving Spicy?
Spicy food cravings are linked to Metal energy and the lungs. Spicy foods can actually help get rid of pathogens in the body that cause illness. If you’re craving spicy foods, it might be because your body is telling you that your immune system needs a boost.
Eat: Green onion, peppers, garlic and ginger.
3. Craving Bitter
Bitter cravings are linked to the Fire element in TCM, which corresponds with heart energy. Bitter foods can dispel heat from the body, which can help with anger, emotional instability, anxiety and insomnia. Eat: Arugula, Brussel sprouts, Swiss chard and artichokes.
4. Craving Sour?
A craving for sour foods corresponds to the Wood element, which is related to the liver and the gull bladder. A liver imbalance may also lead to cravings of fried and greasy foods. Can be your body’s way of letting you know you need more essential fatty acids. A liver imbalance may also cause depression, migraines and muscle tightness. Eat: Blueberries, red beets, tomatoes, avocados, dates, eggs, cran