After a tasty, fulfilling meal, many people will have their sweet tooth yelling at them. You may be nourished and satisfied, but the childhood habit of reaching for a sweet treat after dinner is hard to ignore.
But the question is, is the sweet craving just a bad habit or is there another reason why we are reaching for the biscuit tin?
Sugar cravings can be due to a physical imbalance. There are some simple, physical reasons why we crave sugar after a meal including:
Your meal was too salty
The sugar craving after your meal is the body’s natural way of trying to rebalance your levels. Eating food with added salt will make us feel like we need something sweet. To help this, try to avoid adding salt to flavour meals, use herbs instead!
You are eating too fast or not chewing
Your body’s digestive system needs you to chew properly and take care when doing so. The enzymes in the saliva start the digestive...