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7 Food Cravings Explained (Slideshow)

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2. Craving: Salty Food.

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3. Craving: Ice.

Though doctors aren’t clear exactly why, craving ice cubes is a sign of anemia, an iron deficiency.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:17AM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

You might as well have included coffee/tea for how useless this article was.

1:08AM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

Interesting. Thanks.

12:38PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

ty

4:18PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Sugar cravings for me signify anemia, I'm sure it does for lots of other people too, because a quick fix of sugar gives you the energy you don't have when you're anemic.

Also dairy cravings (milk, ice cream) not mentioned here signify a vitamin D/calcium deficiency

8:15AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thanks

12:32AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

4:46PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thanks for the article

12:26PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you.

12:26PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you.

4:27AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thanks for the article.

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