Got A Sweet Tooth? Here’s Why You Crave For Sweets

Now, next time you get sugar cravings, just wait for a while and think of the reasons we've listed.

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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.

source: biovoicenews

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.

source: greatist

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.

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Your brain secretes hormones that regulate the blood sugar levels in your body.

5. After savouring "bad" carbohydrates, blood sugar falls dramatically.

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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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Shruti Mendulkar (WRITER)

I am a girl full of beans. What drives me crazy is food, not just savoring it but also preparing it. I am a writer, food blogger, designer and potter header…oops, went too much with the flow!