What Food Cravings Signal Vitamin Deficiency

 Happy Valentines WEEK!  “WHAT CHA CRAVING”

Do you have a Valentine that loves Juice or Smoothies?  A Gift Card will be perfect!  So will the special of the week “Fruit Salsa – sprinkled with love and cinnamon”.  Come and get it before it is gone!

I had a friend that would say, “What cha craving?” before we would go out to eat.  Did you know you can really find out what your body is lacking by what you are craving?  Most of the time we reach for something to eat just because we are dehydrated and drinking a full glass of Kangen 9.5 water will do the trick.  However if we are truly hungry, our body will usual make those growling sounds for true hunger.  Why don’t we give our bodies live enzymes with drinking raw juice!

Let’s go out in all red this week!  Want to pick a juice or smoothie that is red?  Check out our Pink Cadillac Smoothie with delicious Strawberries/Banana/Apple Juice and Almond Milk!  What about a juice?  Try our Turn Up The Beet or Kitchen Sink, or just make up your own version of red juice and we can make it for you! This week’s Loyal Membership special phrase can be found in this week’s blog so keep reading!

Unhealthy food cravings are your body’s way of warning you of vitamin deficiency Learn how to identify food cravings in your diet for better nutritional health.

You only think you want a chocolate milkshake…why you crave a chocolate-milkshake-8

Are you a slave to your food cravings?  When you get this indescribable urge to run to the nearest Starbucks and order a Grande Brownie Frappuccino with whipped cream and an extra shot of java juice, do you ever think to yourself,

“Wait a minute…do I really want to drink a sweet, cold, frothy caffeinated beverage right now, or is my brain just trying to tell me that I need to include more phosphorous and chromium in my diet?”

Of course, you don’t.  You may just be hooked on the “sugar” fix or need a little bit of energy.  You wouldn’t believe the energy rush you get with REAL FRESH JUICE! (not the store-bought kind)

Before today, you had no idea that there was any connection between your craving for sweet iced coffee and phosphorous deficiency.

Now, you know.

What your body really wants…

When you don’t follow a healthy diet, replete with vitamins and essential minerals, then your body will find a way to tell you to change your diet.  Food cravings are your body’s way of asking for more of what it needs:

  • Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • And more…

Maybe what your body needs is a Juice Cleanse to reset your body. Choose 1-3 Day here.

Learning how to decode your body’s messages…

Fortunately, all you need is a good “owner’s manual” to figure out which foods you need to add to your diet.  As you can see below, Green Veggies and Beet consumption can meet quite a few cravings you may be having by giving you the right Vitamins your body is craving!

Below are 6 typical unhealthy cravings, and which healthy foods and nutritional supplements you should substitute:

1- If you crave sugary sweets like candies, cookies, cakes, and donuts, then you really need:sweets-and-donuts-why-you-are-craving-them

  • Chromium– sweet potatoes, corn, tomatoes, beets, whole grains, and meat and fish
  • Phosphorus– whole grains, cottage cheese, peanut butter, chicken, sunflower seeds, and nuts
  • Sulfurcruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), meat, fish, egg yolks, garlic, and onions
  • Tryptophan– cheese, yogurt, meat, poultry, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds

2- If you crave chocolate and other acidic foods, then you really need:

  • Magnesium– raw pumpkin seeds, dark leafy greens (spinach, Swiss chard), fish, and beanswhy-are-you-craving-chocoalate


3- If you crave coffee or tea, then you really need:

  • Phosphorus- whole grains, cottage cheese, peanut butter, chicken, sunflower seeds, and nuts
  • Sulfur- cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), meat, fish, egg yolks, garlic, and onions
  • NaCl (salt)- Sea salt

do you crave coffee or tea?

4- If you crave fizzy sodas, then you really need:

  • Calcium– milk, cheese, yogurt, canned salmon (bone-in), sardines, dark leafy greens, beans, broccoli, okra, and sesame seeds

5- If you crave alcoholic drinks, then you really need:why you crave alcoholic drinks

  • Protein– Meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and soy products
  • Calcium– milk, cheese, yogurt, canned salmon (bone-in), sardines, dark leafy greens, beans, broccoli, okra, and sesame seeds
  • Glutamine– glutamine supplements
  • Potassium– winter squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, yogurt, halibut, and orange juice

6- If you crave tobacco, then you really need:why you crave smoking tobacco

  • Silicon– whole grains, asparagus, cucumbers, cabbage, dandelion greens, onions, corn, and beets
  • Tyrosine– lean meats and poultry, white cheeses, egg whites, soy products, seaweed, spinach, whole grains, nuts, and seeds

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Don’t have time to juice or get those Green Veggies in your diet?  We have a great GREEN Drink Packet at the store or you can purchase sample packets here! vios-products melissa phillips green drink


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