Facts about cravings

  • A craving is simply a longing to satisfy your taste buds – your body doesn't need it nutritionally.

  • Cravings are strongly influenced by culture and upbringing. American women predominantly crave chocolate; Egyptian women mostly crave meat-stuffed eggplant.

  • Craved foods trigger the pleasure centre in the brain.

  • Several researchers have found a link between cravings and stress.

  • We are more likely to give in to food cravings in dimly-lit surroundings because we feel less inhibited.

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