Vitamins and Minerals
You hear a lot about vitamins and minerals, but do you have any idea if you are getting what you need? For the most part, you probably are. There are times when we don’t however, and this lead to a very interesting theory. My mom gave me a book she had read a while back, and it claimed that those who don’t get the right vitamins and minerals each day not only get sick much easier, they also walk around with unusual cravings.
I read though the book and it got me thinking about a teacher I had in sixth grade. This guy was your typical teacher, though he was not very animated. Quite often he would eat the chalk he had in the class room. Though we thought it was funny at the time, I never considered there might be a reason why he did it. Could it have something to do with the amount of vitamins and minerals in his diet? I have no idea, but this book was telling me it was. It’s an interesting theory. Our bodies do crave vitamins and minerals we aren’t getting, but would it make us eat chalk?
My this might explain why you crave certain foods. That’s certainly not as shocking as eat chalk, but this might explain odd cravings, especially during pregnancy. Pregnant women need more vitamins and minerals then anyone else, and they need to be sure they get them. If they aren’t getting the vitamins and minerals for themselves as well as what they need for their growing baby, does this drive them to ask for Italian dressing and hotdogs in the middle of the night? I don’t know.
Though the guy who wrote the book made some great points, I honestly don’t know if a lack of essential vitamins and minerals might explain cravings. What I do know is that if you are dieting you deal with cravings every day, and perhaps making sure your intake of vitamins and minerals is what is should be might just stop a few of those crazy urges that make you over eat. Even though it’s just a theory, perhaps making sure you take a daily vitamin might help you to keep a lid on your urges just incase it works. If you take up a diet plan that ensures you get the right foods each and every day, perhaps that, along with the vitamins, might give you the head start you need to stay on track. Just stay away from the chalk, ok?