View Full Version : Why do we crave acidic foods?
02-19-2007, 11:18 PM
I hope this is not completely daft, but is there a real explanation for this? I know that I often (at all times of the month) crave tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, lemons, etc.
Is there something that we are lacking -- mineral, etc. :confused:
02-19-2007, 11:23 PM
Hey Moonstar. Foods are either acidic or alkaline. However, the other distinction is for example: lemons are acidic but are alkaline forming. Once they are in contact with saliva, they become alkaline. So theorectically, you may be craving "akaline forming foods."
I'll find the link for the chart.
02-19-2007, 11:26 PM
This is an old archive thread but has the links to the charts
02-20-2007, 08:29 AM
Yes, Misslinda is so right, citrus is alkaline forming. I think even raw vinegar and kimchee and kraut is ok. Sugar is acid but sweet foods, like dates can be balanced with something alkaline like almonds. Sometimes when I am craving a lot of sweet I just make sure to get more alkaline foods in like, greens, buckwheat (I make cereal), almond mylk, then you are heling balance out.
02-20-2007, 05:41 PM
..Miss Linda -- the descriptions fit me to a "T"! Very interesting stuff...
Last night, I was driven by craving to have a couple of tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar. I love it on salads -- but this was straight up! I actually went downstairs from my bedroom to the kitchen to get it -- the craving!!!
02-20-2007, 05:42 PM
...oh --and thanks to you both...
02-21-2007, 01:27 PM
I think it has in some way to do with materialism!
With a world that appreciates bigger, longer, denser, more
and not: smaller, less, etc..
Just like the grass of your neigbour is always greener (and he is thinking the opposite...and both will be unhappy if keep thinking this way).
There is a hidden kind of being jealous..people are afraid to miss something.
You will think, seeing someone with acidic food, (hamburger, ice, chips etc..)
"Hey, what a nice piece of dense food is this, compared to my apple".
If I don't get it, I will miss something.
Just like we are jealous about people only on the mere fact they went on holiday, regardless of the intrinsic value of this event (was it a good or a bad
Just my thinking
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