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08-07-2006, 12:03 PM
I work a physically active job with lots of lifting, walking, etc... and when I get home usually around 11:30 pm I am craving salt. I drink about 3 liters of water a day, 2 of which are at work. I have tried avocado with salt as a snack, which I love, but its too heavy at that hour. Thought about some soaked, salted and dehydrated nuts, but again too heavy.
I am wondering if its the salt or a mineral that I am craving. I eat lots of nanners and watermelon for potassium. Any ideas? Either why I am craving salt or a lite salt snack to have.
Sharon in Colorado
08-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Have you tried celery or tomatoes?
08-07-2006, 12:06 PM
It must be something that your body is needing right now. I went through a phase like this and now I eat very little salt. During that phase I ate alot of sea vegetables and they helped with my cravings alot.
08-07-2006, 12:29 PM
I've found on raw I still need salt or my blood pressure goes too low and I get faint when standing. One of my favorites is marinated dehydrated eggplant. I slice it thick and dehydrate it to the consistency of jerky. You can also slice thin and make it crispy like chips...but that's how I get my salt in. Olives too help a lot. I buy raw olives and put water w/ sea salt in the jar.
08-07-2006, 12:39 PM
If you eat a salad, you can make a dressing with sea salt in it. I like making lemon or other citrus based (or combined) dressings that tastes good with or without added oil with about 2 pinches of sea salt.
08-07-2006, 01:13 PM
Thanks all for your ideas...
smasty- what do you marinate your eggplant in? Nama soyu?
Sharon in Colorado- I have not have much of these lately... celery sure sounds good. Maybe a clue..... :rolleyes:
iloverawfoods- how did you eat your sea veggie? Incorported in food or by themselves?
Luna Lin- thanks for the idea, I generally don't add salt to my dressings. May have to try this. A coleslaw with some sort of citrus, salty dressing sounds good.
08-07-2006, 01:32 PM
I used to mix them in with most gourmet recipes (anything that called for salt). You can also use nori with patte and veggies/fruits to roll like sushi rolls. You can also make seaweed salads. You can just add them to salads as a topping.
08-08-2006, 07:08 AM
I marinate my eggplant in a mixture of lime, nama shoyu, olive oil, red pepper, garlic. I coat each side of the slice then let sit for about 1-2 hours before popping in the dehydrator. It usually only takes overnight for it to be done. The leftover marinade makes an awesome salad dressing.
08-08-2006, 11:16 AM
thanks, sounds great! Its on my list of things to try.
08-09-2006, 09:18 PM
celery with almond butter and raisins! Yum!
08-09-2006, 10:10 PM
Ok this might sound gross but it really helps me when I'm having serious salt cravings.
I can't stand celery on its own LOL
So what I do is I take a few grains of Celtic sea salt and put them on my tongue and let them melt. This REALLY helps.
08-09-2006, 10:11 PM
celery is full of electrolytes.
try it with some almond butter :)
08-09-2006, 10:23 PM
Salt is always my biggest craving. So, celery, celery, celery! It works for me! I cut up and wash organic celery as soon as I get it and keep it in a baggie for easy eating. :)
08-09-2006, 10:33 PM
I have celery with green patte...yummy!
08-09-2006, 10:41 PM
Interesting....celery juice is used as a preservative for meats and such (in the old days) when salt was not available.
08-10-2006, 03:25 AM
Thanks again for all the great suggestions. I love celery, but had not thought of it for its natural saltiness. The great thing too is often times the salt craving goes with wanting something crunchy.
today I had some cantalope and put salt and pepper on it. Seemed strange to do but tasted pretty good. Lately I just eat intuitivly. Combinations that maybe I've never had or heard of but for whatever reason sounds good. Usually is just what my body needed.
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