Foods that help with cravings…..When you think about food cravings, typically the first thing that comes to mind would be some type of junk food – something that is high in calories, low in nutrients, processed and quite unhealthy. Is that what you tend to crave when a craving kicks in? What is your go-to craving — chocolate chip cookies? A big bowl of ice cream? For me a crave English chocolate and often lightly salted peanuts!
Can Certain Foods Make A Difference With Migraines and Headaches? It is probably not news to the majority of migraine sufferers that most of us are in some way affected by the foods we eat. It can get complicated – some foods we know are triggers for us, and yet on some – more rare – occasions, we can eat that same food with no reaction……go figure!
Foods most likely to trigger migraines (and even some types of headaches) include wheat, milk, cheese, chocolate, coffee, sugar, peanuts, pork and chemical additives and preservatives.
The good new is that some foods do not cause or irritate headaches or migraines, and some foods can even help prevent or alleviate headaches and migraines.
So here’s the deal – many adults have unknown food allergies. Did you know that a high percentage of headaches – and even migraines – involve food intolerances? You have probably experienced for yourself what many migraine sufferers have also experienced – fewer headaches after eliminating foods they hadn’t even realized they were allergic to!
Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Food has been used as medicine for thousands of years to help us with healing, repairing, and living our lives. Scientists have spent years of research so that they could isolate different components of food to try to understand their functions as well as find evidence of their medicinal properties. We now know that the micronutrients in food; vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants, are essential for keeping our bodies functioning. There is some growing evidence relating to some medical conditions that certain foods can help to alleviate symptoms and even prevent some diseases from developing.
It is quite obvious from advertisements, news reports, emails, and the Internet, that there is no shortage of nutritional information available. Unfortunately, there is more misinformation than good, solid information. How do we wade through this mountain of information and decide what is fact and what is fiction? As consumers, how are we to determine what nutritional practices are effective, and of this which are effective, how do you adopt such practices to improve and support overall health and well-being? For us to sort all this out, the easiest way is probably to start by shifting the focus of daily diet habits from restrictions of what to eat and what not to eat, to a more common-sense and lifestyle-change approach. It’s the “Fad v. Fact Diet Confusion!”
I am sitting here thinking about this blog and I realize that as I am writing this, April is almost over. I cannot believe that May is next week. 4 Signs Your Diet Isn’t Working For You! How has it been going for you with your diet and with your goals this year? At the beginning of the year, we make our New Year Resolutions, and determine we are going to do this and that this year. Sometimes, it doesn’t take long before we are not doing what we intended to, and are struggling to get back on track. Sometimes, we try our best to lose weight and get on a better eating plan, but we are struggling.
7 Diet Myths Debunked. As a Board Certified Health Coach, when I give or class or talk with a client, I like to emphasize that better nutrition is actually simple. On the whole, people tend not to believe this until they have tried it and get into their own routine.
There is so much information “out there” that frankly, it can be very confusing. In a way, we are on “Google overload” as things are so readily available on the Internet and most people when they research, can find several different theories or ideas. Yes, it can be very confusing. Some of the things we read about are just common myths which have become so pervasive that they seem to be everywhere. The bad thing about that is they often derail many people’s attempts to lose weight.