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Cabbage/brussel sprout cravings?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Hello! I've been having really strong cravings for cabbage and brussel sprouts for about a month now. (I know there are way worse things I could be craving) I'm not bingeing on them, but I know that usually when the body is craving something very strongly it's because it's deficient in a certain nutrient. Anyone have any thoughts/insight on this?

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lol.. :) no doubt .. way to make people in the office run when you pop open your tupperware. Yes its good to track if not for the calories/macros at least to look at the vitamins and nutrient values on a tpyical day. You can look at trends over a few days and see where youre lacking and adjust accordingly. Im always low-ish on calcium and iron for example.

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What a good idea! I try to stay away tracking daily nutrients too vigilantly, but people are starting to give me and my brussel sprouts funny looks.

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on March 05, 2013
at 01:37 AM

wild guess .. but i know that cabbage being a cruciferous veggie is a rich source of IC3-a phytochemical that increases testosterone levels." so maybe your Test levels are low..? Try a site where you enter your foods and it tells you all your vitamin-nutrient levels ..I use Cronometer. Be careful though because cruciferous veggies are also goitrogenic so keep that in mind especially if you have thyroid issues. As far as cravings go .. this ones for sure not so bad. Better than my chocolate cake cravings!

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on March 05, 2013
at 01:51 AM

lol.. :) no doubt .. way to make people in the office run when you pop open your tupperware. Yes its good to track if not for the calories/macros at least to look at the vitamins and nutrient values on a tpyical day. You can look at trends over a few days and see where youre lacking and adjust accordingly. Im always low-ish on calcium and iron for example.

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on March 05, 2013
at 01:41 AM

What a good idea! I try to stay away tracking daily nutrients too vigilantly, but people are starting to give me and my brussel sprouts funny looks.

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