Finally found the answer why we crave chocolate in PMS
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It seems that the desire for chocolate cakes before the period is still a matter of society, not biology, a study has shown.
Do you know that feeling before a period when everything you want to eat is just sweets? Many women admit they crave chocolate during the period of PMS. Experts have come to the conclusion that a great role plays and the lack of nutrients. But they have suggested that this desire for chocolate in the PMS is not a thing that happens in a female body, but a matter of society and culture.
A recent study launched by experts at the University of Albany, included 275 young women volunteers. All of them were from 25 different countries and different life backgrounds. When analyzing the answers form the study - that diversity came to light. Most women agreed to feel a strong desire for chocolate at PMS.
Even 41 percent of women born in US who grew up speaking another language, and 33 percent of those who grew up speaking English reported to have a desire for chocolate at specific time during their menstrual cycle, while 17 percent of women from less developed countries say they sometimes feel a desire to eat something sweet.
“We are learning more and more that cravings, or at least certain elements of them, may be unique to North America,” explained Julia Hormes, a psychologist from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
But people are often not happy with this answer because it means that it is about them and their responsibility, and not something they cannot influence. These studies have shown that in some parts of the world it has become quite common for women to eat chocolate before menstruation, and as they are more likely to socialize with one another the desire begins to affect others in their surrounding even more.
“It’s really about how we view foods like chocolate—high-fat, high-sugar, tasty foods that we tend to vilify and make them taboo,” Hormes says. “I think women are particularly susceptible to that message because of expectations about ideal beauty and being skinny.”