6 Surprising Reasons You're Craving Sugar

Find out why you can't get enough of the sweet stuff.

6 Surprising Reasons You're Craving Sugar

By Diana Kelly Levey

You might be tempted to blame the holiday season for suddenly thinking about and craving sweets more often, but there may be some other causes for your sweet tooth in play. Here are six unexpected reasons you’re craving candy, cookies, and cake at all hours of the day. Read on to find out more and learn how to regain control over your diet as well.


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You have a magnesium deficiency.

You have a magnesium deficiency.

That drive you have to seek out chocolate isn’t simply due to waning willpower. A magnesium deficiency has been associated with an intense desire to eat chocolate, because chocolate contains magnesium, according to research. Talk to your doctor about whether you’re magnesium deficient, and whether a daily supplement or eating other foods—like nuts that are rich in magnesium—would be an easy fix to address your magnesium needs.

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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