Food craving

Food craving

A food craving is an intense desire to consume a particular food, as opposed to food in general. Food cravings are especially common in people following structured diet plans, and often interfere with the best of intentions to adhere to a particular style of eating.

Foods with higher sugar glucose, such as chocolate, are often more craved than foods with lower sugar glucose, such as broccoli.

Food cravings are also commonly seen in pregnant women. The craving of non-food items is called pica.

A widely accepted reason for certain cravings (especially during pregnancy) are a drop in the bodies levels of the vitamins and minerals contained in the food craved. A person on a strict diet, may therefore crave items considered 'unhealthy' as they contain high sugar glucose, which they have become defficient in.

Commonly Craved Foods

* Alcohol
* Chicken wings
* Cheeseburger
* Chocolate
* Hamburger
* Ice cream
* Peanut butter
* Pickles
* Pizza
* Potato chips
* Pretzels
* Soft drinks

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