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.
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.”
A new research from the University of Missouri in Columbia finds that physical activity may alter men’s food preferences. However, the food preferences of women are likely to remain the same, study says.
For the study, a team of researchers studied male and female rats splitting them into two mixed-sex groups. The first group had access to a running wheel (the exercise group), the second group did not (sedentary group). Both groups had access to various types of diets.
In the end of the experiment, the scientists noted that exercising female rats continued to choose high-fat diet over other two diets, and exercising male rats reduces their intake of the high-fat diet and increased their intake of the high-sucrose and high-cornstarch diets.
The team concludes: “The significant sex differences in response to physical activity observed through both behavioral and physiological measures suggest potential motivational or metabolic difference between males and females.”
Those who try to lose or maintain healthy weight know how complicated it is to make lunch every morning before work or cook dinner from scratch every night. And sometimes, it is even impossible. The simple solution to this issued is to dedicate a couple hours on Sunday to meal preparation. When you know what to cook and what is the best way to do it, the whole process of preparation is a lot more simple. Here are the 10 foods that are the best to prepare on Sunday to have your healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on time:
- Whole-wheat or chickpea pasta.
- Hardboiled eggs.
- Whole chicken.
- Ground beef or turkey.
- Crunchy veggies.
- Roasted vegetables.
Health experts around the world agree that you can eat your way through to a longer and healthier life (and a healthier heart) choosing right foods.
No doubts, exercising is important too, but eating these seven foods can help protect you from heart diseases and boost the overall health as well. From dark chocolate to avocado, these are the foods and drinks that can help you live longer and healthier:
- Whole grains.
- Dark chocolate.
- Pumpkin seeds.
- Green tea.
Have you ever had a situation when you finally realized that an underripe avocado lying on your counter for a week will never ripen? And throwing food is no good.
Fortunately, there is a great alternative to food wasting. You may use the following ways to turn your green fruit into something delicious and healthy. Here you are 7 amazing ideas for avocado miracle:
- Stuff it with something tasty and bake it.
- Grate it and add to your favourite dishes.
- Make avocado fries.
- Add diced avocado to your enchilada before stuffing the tortillas and baking.
- Add it to stir-fry.
- Add lime juice and toss it on the grill.
- Pickle it.
More about these wonderful ways to cook avocados here.