A food craving is an intense desire for a specific food. This desire can seem uncontrollable, and the person's hunger may not be satisfied until they get that particular food. Some experts believe food cravings last only about 3-5 minutes. Every person experiences cravings differently.
Healthy eating. It's something everyone knows they should do, but few of us do as consistently as we would like. The purpose of this guide is to share practical strategies for how to eat healthy and break down the science of why we often fail to do so.
Researchers believe that having an imbalance of serotonin in the brain contributes to the development of depression. When you're craving carbs, you're usually being drawn to foods that encourage serotonin production. Craving carbs can be your body's way of self-medicating depression.
Over time, a high-sugar and carbs diet may worsen symptoms of depression (especially if you tend to feel guilty about having or "giving in" to cravings).