And just like that you will turn and crave for
While some attribute pregnancy food cravings to hormonal issues.
Just like women tend to have some food cravings during their menstrual cycles, so it also
happens that they get food cravings during pregnancy as well. Others say it's lack of nutrients
or vitamins in the body. The lack drives the pregnant women to crave foods that contains these
much needed nutrients.
It is possible to have the pregnancy food cravings give you
hints on what your body actually needs just like you crave for water when you are dehydrated or
for milk when your body needs calcium or a craving for a fruit when your body needs vitamin C. A
cravings for salty foods may indicate a need for more sodium as blood volume and body tissues
are increasing in your body.
So do not necessarily think the cravings are bad yet at the same
time you need to be careful about what you crave. You don't want to find yourself binging and
gaining weight, falling in to depression and posing some kind of danger to the unborn
Salty food, snacks, fried food, ice cream an all the junk food
is wrong and do not even attempt to justify eating it during pregnancy. Actually do not even eat
it at all. Instead try something healthier like nuts, chicken, sorbet, mashed potatoes and
Some cravings during pregancy even go as far as craving for
non-edible food items like laundry starch and clay. If you happen to have had or have a craving
for these non-edible items then you most probably lack iron in your system and it would be a
good idea to talk to your Doctor about it.
Take some time to read our article about natural ways to curb
food cravings during pregnancy.
You can also visit any forum for pregnant women, where you can
share more about your cravings and ear what other women have to say about their
pregnancy food cravings.