Why do I crave chocolate?

+12 votes
asked Jul 22, 2018 in Food & Drink by allison (430 points)
edited Oct 21, 2018
I can't deny the fact that I crave chocolate, even though I don't know why. Can anyone tell me why I crave chocolate all the time? I, m not talking about those once in a blue moon craving here, it is quite intense when it comes... I don't have any weight issues, neither am I the type that loves eating junk foods.

4 Answers

+26 votes
answered Feb 4, 2019 by Jo Ann (1,330 points)
edited Jun 3, 2019
There are certain reasons why we crave chocolate-it tastes great: it has an irresistible smell. When it melts in your tongue, it makes you feel good. As a result of all these feelings, our brain releases certain chemicals as a way of responding to our great chocolate experiences. The feel-good experience that comes with each chocolate makes the brain release some feel-good hormones like dopamine in certain areas of brain, such as hypothalamus, hippocampus and the frontal lobe. It is normal for every human to experience the release of dopamine whenever a pleasurable thing occurs like sex, watching your favorite sports star being decorated with a gold medal, laughter, etc.

We crave chocolate to have a repeat of this kind of experience, or to have that same feeling repeatedly. This is due to the fact that , an experiment that involved the separation of chocolate components showed that ingesting the components of chocolate without tasting or feeling it with the mouth and tongue never reduces the craving for chocolate.
+4 votes
answered Aug 18, 2018 by Annelynne Yeeun (1,160 points)
edited Feb 17, 2019
Why do I crave chocolate? This is because chocolate is quite tasty. :)

Another reason is because chocolate boots our serotonin levels and blood sugar which can both be low in a certain time of the month. It can equally have some traces of magnesium and some other types of minerals, which may not be in adequate proportions during that time.

Additionally, maybe due to the fact that we put in so many efforts to make sure we don't indulge too much. Chocolate can be said to be a kind of forbidden fruit that never stops tempting you.
+3 votes
answered Jun 10, 2019 by AHMED (690 points)
edited Jul 24, 2019
Firstly, who would not crave chocolate? It is undoubtedly the very best thing on earth. You crave chocolate so much because it makes you feel like something unforgettable happened whenever you eat it. Your body also likes celebrating each sweet moment with chocolate. Have fun with your chocolate! But always go for the best brands.
+3 votes
answered Jul 25, 2019 by Shawna (560 points)
edited Aug 11, 2019
Why do I crave chocolate? I don't really know why. Though I have heard there is a way you can stop your chocolate craving - sniffing some vanilla extract, and that controls the cravings to a very reasonable extent. It is nothing to worry about; it is not like drug addiction or anything like that.
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