Who is not fond of sweets? We all are, right? It’s the choices that differ- some go for pastries and ice-creams and some like to submerge themselves in authentic Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun and Ras Malai. It’s okay to have a sweet tooth- despite knowing the fact that refined sugar is loaded with calories and has nothing good to offer you in nutritional terms. And science has a lot to tell you on the reason why one can’t resist the sugar attack.
1. Most of us eat dessert after meals as a part of regular routine.
Sugar cravings that strike after a meal may be due to serotonin which a feel-good brain chemical that makes your mood happy for no reason.
2. The food you eat is digested by the stomach and is later sent to the liver.
Now, blame your liver that produces a hormone called FGF21 that fosters our urge for sweet delicacies.
3. The other reason for sugar cravings are signs of hunger.
Your body might not know it, but you could be depriving yourself of the calories that your body needs, which is why you need a sudden sugar rush.
4. Taking our busy schedules in account, inadequate sleep adds fuel to the cravings.
Your brain secretes hormones that regulate the blood sugar levels in your body.
5. After savouring "bad" carbohydrates, blood sugar falls dramatically.
It affects the part of the brain controlling impulse. This leads to a loss of self-control and a subsequent craving for more unhealthy, high-calorie foods.
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