What Your Cravings for Salty or Sweet Foods Mean

Your cravings for salty or sweet foods may be a sign of a lack of certain nutrients in your body, according to Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian in Denver, Colorado.cravings

Also, a study, published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, connected salt cravings to mineral levels in the body, as well as another study found that the highest amount salt cravings in women were linked to a deficiency in their calcium and magnesium levels.

Sweet cravings can be associated with sugar levels in your blood, but it also can be a habit, explains Crandall, for example, you get used to eating sweets after your lunch or dinner.

The nutritionist advises: “If you can keep a balance in your routine and find healthy modifications, then I think that’s an improvement.”