Our expert says:
Cravings can either be an indication of an underlying problem that changes your taste perceptions or learned habits. If these cravings persist or become more pronounced then it is a good idea to have a medical checkup to see if there is an underlying condition that has changed your taste perception. To change these habits try to gradually reduce how much of each food/beverage you consume so that you can re-educated your taste buds. Basically the beetroot, pineapple, lemon and mint are not harmful and can be quite nutritious (esp the beetroot which is rich in protective phytonutrients), except that the high acid content of these products can damage your tooth enamel. Always rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after eating or drinking these acid foods (this may also reduce your cravings, while protecting your tooth enamel).
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