Ask the Diet Doctor: Cravings and Nutrient Deficiencies

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Q: Do food cravings mean that I am deficient in particular nutrients?

A: If you’re dehydrated, feeling thirsty is your body’s way of urging you to drink water. If you’re tired, feeling sleepy is your body’s way of urging you to sleep. Our lives are full of different situations where our bodies have a physical need, which is translated into an urge or compulsion to complete an action that fulfills that need.

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