Food cravings can send us all down a wicked path of self-destruction. Here's a helpful guide for understanding what your body may ACTUALLY be craving. A chocolate craving (during PMS or when you're super-stressed or experiencing muscle cramping and soreness) may mean you really need magnesium - a mineral that helps regulate many biochemical reactions in the body including muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation, and protein synthesis. Chocolate with a high cacao content (more than 70%) contains magnesium. But so do raw nuts and seeds, legumes (beans, peanuts), and some fruits.
Try switching out some of your craved foods for the healthier alternatives and see how you feel. Send me your feedback!