Fitness & Nutrition

Health Check: Do We Crave the Food Our Bodies Need?

If you’re craving a big fat steak, it’s probably not because you’re low in iron or protein. (rusak/iStock)
If you’re craving a big fat steak, it’s probably not because you’re low in iron or protein. (rusak/iStock)

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a particular food that is difficult to resist. This is different from hunger, as consumption of any...

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    Butternut Squash Lasagne Bake

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    The 6 Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

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    Gut Feeling: How Your Microbiota Affects Your Mood, Sleep, and Stress Levels

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    Best Dark Chocolate: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

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    Is Milk Good for Me, or Should I Ditch It?

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    3 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

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    Easy Pumpkin-Blueberry Pancakes

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