When you crave this, eat that!

New research from the Texax A&M School of Public Health offers these alternatives to mindless snacking.

  • If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, try eating more sweet fruits like berries or apples, and even dark leafy greens.
  • For chocaholics, constant cravings for the sweet stuff could indicate a magnesium deficiency, so it’s worth investing in snacks like mixed nuts, bananas and sweetly seasoned greens for healthier options.
  • When nothing will satisfy other than French fries, your body could be craving fat. Instead, try avocado or raw nuts.

And often, when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually dehydrated. So next time you start craving something you know isn’t good for you, try drinking a large glass of water first.

Read more about ways to beat the munchies.

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