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The source of cravings for eating

The source of cravings for eating


You may not be hungry, but you have a craving for food, which leads you to eat and devour the nearest food available, especially if it comes to wanting to eat sugars.


People often crave foods rich in fats and sugars, especially processed foods, because these foods stimulate the brain to release sensitive hormones that make a person feel comfortable, even if they are temporary.

The source of cravings for eating


And cravings for food are linked to reward centers and memory in the brain, according to many studies, which makes us go quickly to the foods we have good relations with, according to Standard Media.

Motivation may also be triggered by external factors not related to hunger at all, such as depression, fatigue and sleep deprivation.


And when we are under stress, our bodies have a strong desire to eat foods rich in carbohydrates, because they increase the levels of Serotonin, a substance that has a calming effect.

Studies have shown that eating foods rich in fats and sugars also reduces stress hormones in humans and causes them to relax, even temporarily.

Although some people believe that cravings for food are an indication of a physical deficiency, there is no scientific evidence to prove this.

And craving for food not only affectionate lovers of sugars, but also drive those who suffer from a lack of sodium to the demand for foods rich in salt significantly.

Source: Sky News
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