I’ve always been a great believer in the fact that the body will let you know what you’re deficient in by making you crave certain foods. I remember one time in hospital I craved a fish finger sandwich……………I’d never eaten a fish finger sandwich in my life but it was the first thing I made when I was discharged – I felt better immediately. How bizarre or pure coincidence, who knows? Another time when they’d starved me for 7 days, all I craved was tomatoes. I had these as my first meal in hospital and they were wonderful and I immediately felt refreshed. Yes, I know I hadn’t had anything for 7 days and almost anything would have done, but my body craved tomatoes. Tomatoes are packed full of vitamins, flavanoids (natural anti-inflammatory) and an antioxidant lypocene, which helps to mop up damaging free radicals in the body that can harm our cells. So this is what my body needed at the time.
I remember reading somewhere lately of someone with early onset dementia suddenly wanting to drink coffee when she’d never liked coffee before – maybe her body’s way of trying to find a way to stay alert.
Those who know me know I’ve never ever eaten nuts – have never been able to stomach them……………well suddenly I can’t get enough of them. It wasn’t a conscious decision either. Research shows that a diet involving nuts helps prevent dementia…………damn……….body was late recognising that fact…….
I think I’ll work with the idea that it’s never too late………….have a fabulous weekend:)