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Old 10-13-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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I found this info. at the Peanut Institute website. It could explain your craving; it could be that your body is low/deficient in some critical nutrients:

Peanuts - Nutrient Dense Food
For the first time, the Dietary Guidelines include a focus on eating nutrient-dense foods to improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The guidelines identify several nutrients that are lacking in American diets, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. A new survey of USDA data shows that one way for men, women and children alike to meet these nutrient needs is to eat just one serving of peanut butter or peanuts per day.
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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A recipe for those that crave peanut butter:

1 date cut half-way open, remove pit. LOL
Add half walnut
Top with peanut butter

I had a Turkish friend that taught me this.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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I found this info. at the Peanut Institute website. It could explain your craving; it could be that your body is low/deficient in some critical nutrients:

Peanuts - Nutrient Dense Food
For the first time, the Dietary Guidelines include a focus on eating nutrient-dense foods to improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The guidelines identify several nutrients that are lacking in American diets, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. A new survey of USDA data shows that one way for men, women and children alike to meet these nutrient needs is to eat just one serving of peanut butter or peanuts per day.
Thats interesting, i think thats is what I'm leaning towards, I bought some more multi vitamins and I'm gonna take one of those a day again and see if that helps.. i should do it anyways but I fight it cause I can't take pills, takes me 10 mins to take a vitamin lol.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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I don't have a "for-sure" answer but my grandmother, who lived to be 94 years old always told me....eat what your body tells you to eat--listen to it--it knows what you need! I believe her. She wasn't talking about junk foods or sweets but foods that have good things in them or certain things your body may need. Just a thought...............
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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cyn, i have heard that too, and i think there is a lot of merit in it. but then sometimes our body gets into cravings that are not good for us, so you would have to know. for example, some nutritionist claim that a craving for certain foods means you have a food allergy, which i don't understand.
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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If I am trying to diet (low fat), will crave peanut butter. Also crave the salt in it! Not too fond of almond butter (too sweet), but also like tahini butter. I do love almond milk and use it in everything.

Mmm... what's almond milk? Sounds interesting.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Is that normal, I'll go through these phases of like a couple weeks at a time where all I want to eat is peanut butter,,, apples and peanutbutter, bananas with it, just on bread.. Is there something that I'm craving IN the peanutbutter that maybe I'm deficient in in my body.. It seems like after a week of just eating tons of it I feel better and don't feel like I NEED it anymore.. Anyone else ever had something similar to this? And I'm not preg...
Love peanutbutter, be careful to get your cholesterol checked though;
I don't know your age, but the very fact that you can still reproduce indicate that you may have an estrogen problem or hormonal,
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:02 AM
 
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I've been eating lots of peanut butter after these posts - the natural kind
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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natural peanut butter is the best for you. the others are hydrogenated.

SuziSu,

almond milk is ground almonds in water. you can blend your own in a blender or buy the milk. they are ground so fine that it is of the consistency of milk.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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natural peanut butter is the best for you. the others are hydrogenated.

SuziSu,

almond milk is ground almonds in water. you can blend your own in a blender or buy the milk. they are ground so fine that it is of the consistency of milk.
Sounds tasty! is it healthy though? Comparable to Soy, that is...
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