Mustard – why am I craving Mustard?

MUSTARD – WHY AM I CRAVING MUSTARD?
You may be craving Mustard because of deficiencies in various minerals or micro-nutrients.
Mustard can be considered a Super-food.
Mustard seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium and zinc. Selenium is a nutrient that has been shown to help reduce asthma, arthritis and certain cancers. Magnesium also reduces asthma and lowers blood pressure. The effects of mustard are currently being studied for menopausal women and on migraine attacks.

Rosemary asked me this question:

I understand that different cravings can be a sign of deficiencies in our bodies; i.e. chewing ice = iron deficiency. I am desperately trying to uncover any such message that might be associated with my recent, and very strong mustard cravings. I am finding nothing on the subject of mustard. Can you help? Thank you.

Rosemary — be sure to check out the details in the link I provide below.

Since mustard is such a great benefit for digestion, it is possible your body actually knows that. I hope my article helps you uncover the reasons for your strong craving for mustard.

Mustard has incredible properties.  I am particularly interested in the fact that mustard helps with digestion, and can also speed up metabolism.  This is wonderful news for anyone who is looking for natural ways to help with weight loss.  Of course, it is important to use the mustard as close to nature as possible, so look for healthy mustard in your health food store.

You can find my recent article on Mustard here: Mustard for Health: Speed Up Your Metabolism and Improve Digestion

Diana Walker, Cravings Coach

Comments

  1. Nell says

    I love mustard! Too bad I can’t have it right now since I’m back on my strict diet again. :( I used to dip plain chips in mustard! Pretty weird, I know! lol

  2. says

    I have craved mustard before, but I think it was the vinegar in prepared mustard that did the trick for me. When I was pregnant I especially wanted vinegary foods. Probably a signal for an additional need for calcium, no?

  3. margarita A says

    I have been craving mustard for the last two weeks all i want to eat is organics seed mustards with almonds, cranberries, salads, fish and even fruits… I already had 3 bottles….Why do I have the cravings?

  4. says

    Hi Margarita!
    Here are benefits of Mustard – maybe your body is craving some essential minerals.

    Mustard seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium and zinc.

    Selenium is a nutrient that has been shown to help reduce asthma, arthritis and certain cancers. Magnesium also reduces asthma and lowers blood pressure. The effects of mustard are currently being studied for menopausal women and on migraine attacks.

    Hope this helps you!
    Diana

  5. Dorothea says

    Hello, Diana, here’s one for the books, my 3 1/2 year nephew has this craving for mustard. The first thing out of his mouth in the morning is “MUSTARD”. Now, we have had all kinds of condiments when we have celebrations that have involved food, and he seemed to attach himself to mustard. Is mustard bad for a 3 1/2 year old? His father is growing very concerned because his son is always asking for mustard. Any information you can give would be greatly appreciated.

  6. says

    Hi Dorothea – sorry it has taken me so long to respond to you!
    Wow – that is interesting! – No mustard is not bad for a 3 1/2 year old, there are many benefits to it as you see here:
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Mustard-for-Health—Speed-Up-Your-Metabolism-and-Improve-Digestion&id=718352

    However, as with anything, we should have balance – and I’d definitely consult a Nutritionist or Dietitian at some point if the incredible cravings for mustard continue – just to be sure. You can understand that each person is different, and with your nephew it is interesting, and may pass, or there may be nutrients in mustard that he is craving.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diana

  7. Heather says

    I just had a baby 6 weeks ago, and I’m only craving mustard after I do my afternoon workouts. It just started after I began working out. Why?

  8. Ashley says

    Hi. I’ve been craving mustard a lot lately. Like I’ll eat it straight out of the bottle. I also might be pregnant. Could this be a sign that I’m pregnant?

  9. Pam says

    Spicy mustard is what I am currently craving. I have been doing major yard work for the past 2 months. A lot of push mowing of >3 acres of my land is being maintained by me. A lot of sweating also! I have dropped a couple of dress sizes. Having mild dehydration despite efforts to replenish electrolytes. The mustard I am consuming has helped with dizziness.

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