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Chew on These 7 Food Cravings that May Indicate Health Problems


Do you crave certain foods at sometimes strange times, and you’re not sure why? You’re fairly certain you’re not pregnant, so what’s the deal? Well, it turns out certain hankerings can indicate a health problem, so pay closer attention to them.

A desire for sweet or salty foods often can indicate a deficiency or even a disease, notes Cosmopolitan magazine. Although seemingly harmless, your snack choices could be painting a bigger picture about your well being. Here are seven foods you’re eating a lot of that could be trying to tell you something…

1. Candy

Who doesn’t love candy? Even your dentist loves candy, because it means more visits in some cases. However, Cosmopolitan magazine says eating a lot of candy not only means you’re trying to re-live your childhood, it could mean bigger problems.

For example, cravings for swirly pops and gummy bears might indicate you’re pre-diabetic, according to the source. Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not yet in the range for full-blown diabetes. The urgency to urinate often is also a major marker that your candy consumption could be sending you a message.

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