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Craving Salty Foods (Overview)

Craving salty foods is the hunger and strong desire for things that taste salty. This can be a sign that there are problems with the kidneys that are causing the salt levels in the body to be low.


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Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Could be, or: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

Craving Salty Foods (Overview)

Craving salty foods is the hunger and strong desire for things that taste salty. This can be a sign that there are problems with the kidneys that are causing the salt levels in the body to be low.


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Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Could be, or: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

The less work you have to put into preparing your food, the saltier it is likely to be. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Craving salty food like potato chips and such, what does this mean?

Craving salty food like potato chips and such, what does this mean?

All kinds of things: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

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Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)? Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)?  Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Impossible: The pregnant body does not have any physical connection or communication with the new fetus for about fourteen days after conception. So no, these symptoms are not related to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

Low salt diet does not equal low taste diet. The are lots of alternatives to salty snacks. ...See more

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Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read more

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Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Usually not: The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency usually from chronic blood loss (heavy menstrual periods in women or unsuspected bleeding from the stomach or colon). Iron deficiency seems to induce a craving in the diet for something that resembles metallic qualities of iron (hardness, taste or color) - ice cubes or chips, hard candy, or even inedible things like dirt. This is called pica. ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

One simple thing you can do. Stop salting your food. ...See more

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Avoid salt. Now i'm mainly craving salt or any salty foods. Does anyone know why?

Avoid salt. Now i'm mainly craving salt or any salty foods. Does anyone know why?

Salt: When your body does not get enough salt your brain tells you to go and find salt and correct the desire for salt. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Please advise how to satisfy my salty food cravings?

Please advise how to satisfy my salty food cravings?

Products: You can try different products such as lite salt or no salt. There are also different spice combinations that may help such as ms. Dash. Try looking at the spice aisle in your grocery. ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

Some fast food places offer an apple as a side instead of french fries. ...See more

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Everytime I eat salty foods, I have to have something sweet afterwards. Why such a habit?

Everytime I eat salty foods, I have to have something sweet afterwards. Why such a habit?

UNDO HABIT: Habits are things we repetetively do without thinking. We have to consciously choose different or we do things without reason. There is no reason to eat salty and then sweet. Counterbalancing unconsciousy generally means we are overdoing one thing and try to swing to the other side. If you eat everything in moderation and for a reason, then you are eating a meal. Choose to undo. ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

It's a myth that: if i don't add salt to my food, I have a low salt diet. ...See more

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Does eating salty foods make lymphedema worse?

Does eating salty foods make lymphedema worse?

Possibly: A high salt diet can cause water retention and may increase lymphedema but the underlying problem is inadequate movement of the legs to cause the fluid ti pool in the legs. ...Read more

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My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

Yes: Your systolic is in the higher range of normal and the diastolic is above the recommended level. Hypertension is diagnosed by measuring the blood pressure in 3 separate settings by a health professional. I agree with your instinct to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor to ensure that you either have normal BP or need medications ...Read more

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Craving salty foods (Tip)

Myth: food without salt is boring. Fact: other exciting flavors emerge when not blocked by salt. ...See more

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How can I stop retaining water? No salty foods but i'm still retaining water like crazy. I do exercise 5 days a week.

How can I stop retaining water? No salty foods but i'm still retaining water like crazy. I do exercise 5 days a week.

See doctor: There are many possible reasons for fluid retention, including hormonal, heart and kidney problems. See a doctor to get evaluated. Good that you're avoiding salt and getting regular exercise. ...Read more