14 Reasons You’re Really Craving Chocolate
From nutritional deficiencies to cultural myths, here’s all the reasons that your body is craving that Snickers bar so badly. The post 14 Reasons You’re Really Craving Chocolate appeared first on Her Beauty.
Chocolate is a guilty pleasure that most of us have. And many of us hit the google search bar feeling helpless, with questions like “why do I crave chocolate?” Or “why am I addicted to chocolate?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even if you don’t have a natural sweet tooth, chocolate has that sweet way of beckoning you in with cravings before leaving you in a deep sugar crash.
From nutritional deficiencies to cultural myths, here’s all the reasons that your body is craving that Snickers bar so badly.
1. A PMS myth
Because society tells us we need it when we’re PMSing. Did you know that the only scientific proof behind that is the fact that chocolate has been marketed to us over the years? Hence, we think we “need” it during that time of the month, all thanks to misinformation and cultural conditioning that’s been passed down.
2. Goodbye, stress
It’s a potent stress reliever. Anyone who has been living in 2020 knows what a potent relief this can be. But even though it just seems like a quick fix to your bad mood, it’ll make your blood sugar levels spike, and you’ll just crave it more.
3. Added sugars
Unless you’re buying a dark chocolate bar from your local organic store, you’re probably loading up on milk chocolate, which is filled with a low amount of cacao and a high amount of sugar and carbs. Add flavorings like caramel or marshmallow and you have yourself a mountain of sugar that created further cravings.
4. Magnesium deficiency
Only 20% of people get the magnesium they really need, and the need for that important vitamin is almost always deficient in women. Consume lots of whole grains and dark, leafy greens if you’re worried about your magnesium levels, and talk to your doctor about it.
5. Milk chocolate vs dark chocolate
We’ve all heard “but chocolate is good for you!” Unfortunately, that only applies to dark chocolate with a high cacao content. Milk chocolate is quite unhealthy and fattening. As a matter of fact, dark chocolate should only be consumed a few squares at a time if you want antioxidants and other health benefits it can provide.