How do you know if you have all you need even though you hear a lot about vitamins and minerals? You probably are, for the most part. There are times when we don’t however, and this lead to a very interesting theory. My mom offered me a book she read a long time ago, and it stated that those who do not get enough vitamins and minerals each day might get sick easier and also might walk around with strange cravings.
After I read the book, it made me think about a teacher I had in seventh grade. This guy was your classic teacher, though he was not very animated. Many times he would eat the chalk he had in the class room. I never considered there had to be a reason why he did it even though we thought it was funny at the time. May be it had something to do with the quantity of vitamins and minerals in his diet? I am not sure, but this book told me it was. It’s a fascinating theory. But would it makes us eat chalk if our body craves for vitamins and minerals it is not getting?
So this might be the explanation why you demand certain foods. That’s definitely not as shocking as eat chalk, but this could explain odd cravings, especially during pregnancy. Expecting women need more vitamins and minerals than anyone else, and they must to be sure they get them. If they are not 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.
Tags: Health and Fitness