This article answers and gives some information about why do you crave spinach. This symptom is part of food allergy and also candida symptoms. For example this woman, she craved spinach for a few days. Someone from the internet said it might because she is allergic to it. That could be so as one hive appeared on her cheek today, and her face was slightly red where she had a rash before.
Any idea on when listening to cravings is a good idea? She thought her body was good with craving this nice, leafy green. Today, she ate some tomatoes and broccoli, because she was definitely not craving those!
Spinach, like lentils is high in oxalic acid. The word from Dr. MacFarland on spinach is: “…Eat spinach raw as oxalic acid (which blocks the absorption of calcium and zinc) is released by cooking. Also, beet greens either raw or cooked contain large amounts of oxalic acid. Cook cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, mustard greens and radishes. In their raw state, they contain an enzyme (thyrourocil) which blocks thyroid gland function. It is only necessary to lightly steam these vegetables to destroy the enzyme. Since there are trace minerals in the juice, be sure to drink the juice or add it to soups. As noted on the Food Sensitivity List – Cole Slaw is to be avoided not only because it is made from raw cabbage, but it also contains sugar and aluminized salt.
In the nut family, peanuts (in any form) contain a toxin and mold that put them on the list of foods to be avoided. They also are a thyroid blocker as is the cabbage family.”
So be careful with spinach. It is fine raw, but once cooked produces the nasty oxalic acid that is not so nice for us. As for cravings – I only have them at certain times of the month. If you crave healthy things, chances are your body is telling you it wants that food group, so find out what is allowable from the food group of what you are craving, and you might alleviate it this way.