Updated: Oct 7, 2019
Do you find yourself breaking down each month, indulging in your chocolate craving? Chocolate cravings are the most common food cravings in the United States, affecting 40% of women. In this article, you will discover the reason you crave chocolate and how to reduce your cravings.
When your body is craving something, it is usually a signal that we are lacking something in our diet. Craving chocolate is actually a common sign of magnesium deficiency. Women crave chocolate even more so before their period because it is high in magnesium, which is very helpful in alleviating those highly dreaded menstrual cramps. Plus, magnesium is critical for easing PMS symptoms, alleviating pre-menstrual migraines, reducing mood swings and irritability, has a calming effect and helps us sleep better.
As far as chocolate goes, organic dark chocolate is always best because it is the lowest in sugar and contains the most magnesium. Avoid high sugar milk chocolate which contains much less magnesium.