What is Food
Food craving is the
feeling we all get once in a while that urges you to eat. These cravings are not usually caused
by hunger but by the need to eat. It has been proven that craving for something sometimes means
that your body lacks it. For example if you have a craving for foods that have carbs might mean
that your body needs carbohydrates. Read on to get more data about food cravings.
These cravings are all
in our head. You might want that food because the brain tells you that you want it. Three places
in our brains seem to be active when we crave food which are
the insula, hippocampus and caudate. These places trigger the brain on the pleasure of certain
foods which may lead you to want that kind of food. These are just some of the
things that you need to know about food cravings.
The first thing you need
to know about food cravings is that they are gender based. Women tend to crave more than men. A
study that was once done showed that women crave one hundred percent while men only crave
seventy percent. Women though tend to
crave sugar and chocolates while men go
for fries and burgers.
There are certain foods
that you will get the urge to eat if your body lacks or really needs them. Sometimes you crave
food because you are allergic to it. Some of those are:
Milk – your
body needs calcium
- Yeast infection or sulfite allergy
- Calcium deficiency
- Likely mold/mildew allergies
These are not all of
them but if you want to see most of them then see this.
Learning more about food
cravings will help you curb yours. Food cravings can also be brought about by the environment
you live in. For example, a number of women in the States yearn for chocolate. Egyptian women
alternatively crave for foods that are rich like meat.
How to Stop Food
If you want to stop
certain food cravings then you have to avoid other foods. If you know that you can control
yourself then you can always take whatever you want when you crave for it but take it in small
quantities. This means that if you want chocolate then you can eat it if you will be able to
only take a small portion and be satisfied.
Other ways to stop
Every time you
yearn for something, make sure that you choose something that has lower calories.
until you are very hungry to eat. This may lead to you eating quite more than you need to eat which
is not healthy.
crave for something that you can substitute with foods with high carbohydrates then do
people crave more when they are unhappy, stressed or angry, try to take care yourself and make sure
that you do not reach any of the mentioned situations. Even when you do try to control
There are a lot more
things that you can learn about food cravings and the ways to stop them. If you want to read
more on this then you can go to Familyhealthguide.co.uk.
Now that you know about
food cravings I am sure that you can curb them. So every time you want that ice cream badly, you
know what to do. You can bookmark this page for future reference.
Food craving is
the feeling we all get once in a while that urges you to eat
are all in our head
Three places in
our brains seem to be active when we crave food which are
the insula, hippocampus and caudate
Food cravings differ with gender
Craving for food sometimes means that your body needs it or you may be allergic to it
Try to avoid foods that you usually get the urge to eat
Women usually get food
cravings when they are pregnant or when they are on their periods. Most pregnant women crave for
foods that they don’t usually eat when they are not pregnant and these foods are usually needed
by the baby.