Food Craving: 3 Chemicals Making You Want More

Have you ever noticed there are some foods you just can’t stop eating or craving? According to Lisa Lewtan, author of “Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!,” we have become a nation addicted to sugar. But that isn’t the only thing in our food that could have us wanting more. The List’s Bradley Hasemeyer has the lowdown on three more food-craving chemicals.

 

1. Artificial Sweeteners

Your body thinks it’s getting sugar when it really isn’t. This only increases your craving and has you grabbing for more.

 

2. Refined Carbohydrates

Refined carbohydrates like cookies and bread are processed the same way sugar is. When you come down with that crash, you just want more, because there's no nutrition to actually satisfy your body.