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The Meaning of Cravings.

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Have you ever noticed that you tend to crave one flavor more often than another? ⁣ These cravings are commonly linked to emotions that we hold within our bodies and those flavors that we are craving help to ease these emotional blockages.

Look below for the following flavor cravings to reveal what organ you should be strengthening and how to rebalance them. You will also see the corresponding element and color associated with each organ. Dress more often in the corresponding color to strengthen that organ.

1. Bitter/Heart/Fire/Red: You may have a lack of joy or vitality within your life with mental unrest. Focus on doing more of what makes you happy. Do one activity each day that brings you joy. Foods to eat are: cherries, red grapes, beets, strawberries, red beans, red cabbage and watermelon. ⁣ 2. Sweet/Spleen/Earth/Yellow: You may often be worried and not feeling grounded or nurtured. Connect back with the earth by being barefoot on the ground daily for at least 15 minutes. Skip out on all of the processed sugars and focus more on consuming vegetables, cinnamon, ginger, brown rice, oats and garbanzo beans. ⁣ 3. Spicy/Lungs/Metal/White: You may have unresolved grief that needs to be addressed. Confront your emotions by getting in tune with a sad song and letting the tears flow and LET GO. Include leeks, onions, garlic, pears and almonds into your diet. ⁣ 4. Salty/Kidneys/Water/Black: You may often be fearful and/or nervously anxious. Avoid processed food that contain too much sodium and focus on naturally derived salt found in common foods such as celery, seaweed, black beans, walnuts, blackberries and blueberries. Be near water and practice stillness. ⁣ 5. Sour/Liver/Wood/Green: You may be easily angered, stressed, irritable or frustrated. Every morning wake up and drink warm water with lemon and/or apple cider vinegar. Include more vegetables such as broccoli or Brussel sprouts into your diet. Meditate on forgiveness and write a letter to a person you may be holding a grudge against. Be near trees and practice mindfulness.

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