Do you crave chocolate?!

Are you a chocolate monster?! If you have the odd piece of chocolate – fine (tho aim for at least 75% cocoa as this contains antioxidants. Stay away from the cadburys and alike, this is just sugar and about 30% cocoa).

However, if you crave chocolate and sweet foods, or struggle with PMS, then read on…..

Often this craving is down to a Magnesium deficiency, since chocolate contains levels of magnesium. Particularly true of those women who crave chocolate during that monthly time. A lack of magnesium can lead to inadequate progesterone levels, producing the PMS sysmptoms. This can lead to adrenal fatigue due to the caffeine content of chocolate, additional calories consumed, and often high insuline spikes when eating the sugary “fake” version, resulting in higher fat storage.

Aim to supplement your diet with 300-400mg of Magnesium, aiming for the citrate version, which is easily absorbed by the body.

Other foods high in magnesium are almonds, cashews, other nuts, whole wheat, peas and beans.

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One Response

  1. Superb timing to see this – had two enquiries re: choc addiction today – all adds to our ammunition! Thanks Mark!

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