Have you ever felt the urge to take a bite on a food that's nowhere in sight? Well, I do. Just recently, I have this crazy cravings for ripe mangoes. Blame it on the pregnancy. It's good that the fruit I crave much is readily available. Philippine mangoes are in abundance from the month of December but it reaches it's peak season during the summertime. It was so nice that my husband is very supportive that he extend all effort to get me the food I want to eat.
So what is it about pregnancy and food cravings? I read that the reason why pregnant women crave for a certain food is because they are in need of the nutrient contained in that specific food item. Some even says that food aversions have something to do with the gender of the child in your tummy. If it's the citrusy type then it's going to be a girl (yehey!) and if it's the spicy type, it will be a boy. But what about those who craves for really crazy foods? (Trust me, I know some of them!) Old wives' tale says that it is actually just a way of pregnant moms to get the assurance that they can still get what they want even if they are no longer the pretty, sexy lady that their husband's adore.
The funny thing about my craving is that I actually don't want to eat these mangoes and all I want is just sniff on them for as long as I can. I just love their smell and I believe it eases out the nausea I am experiencing during nighttime.
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