Why am I craving vinegar?

Dana - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Im 17 weeks pregnant and am craving vinegar. I could literally drink vinegar, I havent yet, but im pretty close to it. I make cucumber salad and it has tons of vinegar in it, to where, no one else will eat it. My question is am I the only one who craves vinegar, and Why vinegar? Does craving vinegar mean im lacking something in my body? (bc i hear that when pregnant women eat chalk, or w/e, their bodies are craving calcium...something weird like that). anyone have any clues, ideas, or answers?

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Maura - posted on 07/21/2010

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This is completely normal. Vinegar helps some people's stomach acid and helps with nausea. Haven't you ever heard of women eating pickles during preganancy? It used to be a common joke. I ate pickles (loaded with vinegar) and salad with vinegary dressing ALL the time during my pregnancy. Don't fight it, but try not to drink the vinegar - there is such a thing as overdoing it. Good luck with your pregnancy :)

Melinda - posted on 03/06/2012

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I craved olives. OLIVES all the time. My doctor told me it had to so with the brine, and it was the body getting ready to produce milk. So i ate them. Mountains of them.

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i havent heard anything about craving vinegar, but, i craved ice during my second pregnancy like i would literally sit and eat cups and cups of ice and they said it was cuz i was anemic.. and my one friend wanted to eat her soap...lol and they said it was because she was low on iron too. Can you imagine craving soap?

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Apple cider vinegar has a lot of health benefits. It contains potassium and other minerals and can help regulate blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and help our body absorb calcium. It certainly can't hurt that you're craving vinegar (unless you start getting acid indigestion).

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Bridget - posted on 07/22/2010

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Usually if you're craving something it does mean that your body needs something. Talk to your doctor and see what it could be. If your doctor says it's fine to eat that much vinegar, who am I to argue? But later on in your pregnancy you will most likely get heartburn anyhow, and you may want to find an alternate way to get what you're getting from the vinegar.

Dana - posted on 07/21/2010

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&& also i was anemic with my first baby, as well as constant vomiting, and lactose intollerant...so i ate LOTS of ice cubes...my husband could not stand the constant crunching. lol

Dana - posted on 07/21/2010

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hmm very interesting thank you. im lacking calcium i know that bc my body constantly aches, and i get sick when i drink milk. and my blood pressure is very low, which...causes me to be exhausted all the time. i just have been using straight vinegar, idk if it has the same affects as apple cider vinegar though.

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