Pregnant women love to chew on ice. Seems strange since it's not really a food and doesn't seem in any way satisfying to those of us not with child, but for some reason pregnant women just can't get enough.
Chocolate — or any sweet, for that matter — is something pregnant women can't get enough of. According to a 2014 study published in Frontiers in Psychology, women likely crave chocolate because it's considered "forbidden" — the more off-limits a food is, the more we'll want it.
3. Spicy foods
Spicy foods, such as curry or hot red peppers, are yet another common craving among pregnant women. One reason women may crave spicy foods is because hot foods make the body sweat, which cools off the body. If you're curently expecting, then you know it's almost impossible to stay cool. Try adding some spice to your next meal to see if it helps cool you down.
Women who crave pickles could be low in sodium, but there's no real proof of this. Some like the crunch, some like the vinegar, and some like the refreshing taste. Whatever it is, pickle cravings are nothing to be too concerned about. They're low in calories, easy to get and inexpensive.
5. Potato chips
Potato chips, like pickles, are loaded with salt. Again, you could be low in sodium, but more than likely you're just desiring something salty and crunchy, and potato chips are what comes to mind.
Pregnant women don't crave just junk food (surprisingly!) — they crave fruit as well. Craving fruit might indicate low blood sugar.
Pregnant women crave sour foods. The reason? Your taste buds change, and typically, you like to "shock" them with super-sour or super-spicy foods.
8. Ice cream
According to the International Foundation for Mother & Child Health, cravings for ice cream or other dairy products are a sign of low levels of calcium. Plus, ice cream is sweet, it cools you off, and it's rich and creamy.