Coffee or sugar cravings can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose coffee or sugar cravings, we could:
|Hyponatremia / Salt Intake Need||59%||Possible|
|Iron Need||3%||Ruled out|
Do you have a strong desire for either coffee or sugar in the afternoon?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Yes, moderately
→ Yes, very much
Craving coffee or tea can indicate a need for salt.
Craving coffee or tea can indicate a need for iron.
Cravings for sweets and cravings for coffee both indicate a possible phosphorus deficiency.
Craving coffee or tea can indicate a need for sulfur.