Why am I craving spinach?
This article answers and provides information on why you crave spinach. This symptom is part of food allergy and candida symptoms as well. For example, this woman had a craving for spinach for a few days. Someone on the internet said that she might be because she is allergic. That might be because a hive appeared on her cheek today, and her face was slightly red where she had a rash before.
Any ideas on when listening to cravings is a good idea? She thought her body was fine yearning for this nice leafy green. She today she ate some tomatoes and broccoli, because she definitely wasn’t craving those!
Spinach, like lentils, is high in oxalic acid. Dr. MacFarland’s word on spinach is: “…Eat spinach raw as oxalic acid (which blocks calcium and zinc absorption) is released when cooking spinach. Also, beet greens, whether raw or cooked , contain large amounts of oxalic acid. Cook cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, mustard greens, and radishes. In their raw state, they contain an enzyme (thyrourocil) that blocks the function of the thyroid gland. These vegetables only need to be lightly steamed to destroy the enzyme. Since there are trace minerals in the juice, be sure to drink the juice or add it to soups. As noted in the Food Sensitivity List, Coleslaw should be avoided not only because it is made from raw cabbage, but it also contains sugar and aluminized salt.
In the tree nut family, peanuts (in any form) contain a toxin and mold that put them on the list of foods to avoid. They are also thyroid blockers just like the cabbage family.”
So be careful with spinach. It’s fine raw, but once cooked it produces unpleasant oxalic acid which is not so pleasant for us. As for cravings, I only have them at certain times of the month. If you crave healthy things, chances are your body is telling you that it wants that food group, so find out what is allowed from the food group you crave, and you might be able to alleviate it this way.