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6 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Chocolate

6 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Chocolate

You wake up ready and committed to kicking that sugar habit this week.

Your fridge is stocked with sweet, fresh fruit, and you already made lunch plans at that new Mediterranean place that favors hummus over hot fudge sundaes.

And then suddenly, before you know it, it's 8 p.m., and the siren-call of the chocolate bar stashed away in your pantry is too powerful to resist.

Cravings strike for countless reasons, some more obvious than others.

You may already know that insufficient sleep and elevated stress levels can lead to craving more (and often worse-for-you) food, but certain cravings could be linked to nutritional deficiencies.

Chocolate is often one of them.

CHOCOLATE ISN'T REALLY WHAT YOU'RE CRAVING

"There are two types of hunger," Amy Gorin, RDN, of Amy Gorin Nutrition told Everyday Health.

"Homeostatic hunger, or the physical need to eat, and hedonic hunger, the desire to eat foods for pleasure."

Hedonic hunger is linked to psychological triggers.

It helps explain why you might want to reach for a chocolate bar when you're feeling sad, or dejected.

Homeostatic hunger and its attendant cravings, however, could arise due to deficiencies in certain nutrients and minerals.

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If you're in an emotionally stable and healthy mental place and still find yourself craving chocolate, it's likely that you're experiencing a magnesium deficiency.

WHAT IS MAGNESIUM?

Magnesium, the partner mineral to calcium, is known for its relaxation and anti-stress properties.

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is very high in magnesium, so an insatiable craving for it—whether your pleasure is silky, milk chocolate or rich, dark chocolate—could indicate that you really need to load up on magnesium-rich foods.

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