sugar makes you sweeter

Studies show sugar does make you sweeter. Image: Pixabay

New study shows sugar can turn you into a real sweetheart

Research shows eating sugary foods makes you a ‘sweeter’ person than those who prefer savoury treats and snacks.

sugar makes you sweeter

Studies show sugar does make you sweeter. Image: Pixabay

Have a sweet tooth? Research shows that eating sugar literally makes you sweeter.

Chances are you already know that eating too much sugar isn’t good for you. However, studies conducted at Dakota State University, Fargo, Gettysburg College and Saint Xavier University concluded that being a nice person (aka a bonafide “sweetheart”) is linked to eating sweet food.

While the reasoning behind it could be linked to the sugar “high” one experiences after consuming sugary foods…

Studies on ‘sweethearts’

In one study, participants who ate sweet food versus savoury food were more likely to volunteer to help another person in need. 

In a different study proving that sugar makes you sweeter, researchers discovered that most people believe that a person who likes sweet foods, compared to those who prefer salty, sour, bitter foods is friendlier, and more helpful.

However, if you only go for artificial sweeteners, sorry to say it but, these do not elicit the same response.

sugar makes you sweeter
Sugary pancakes filled with chocolate, anyone? Image: Supplied.

Sugar makes you ‘sweeterand less moody

Eating sugar gives your brain a huge surge of the feel-good chemical called dopamine. According to Healthline, sugar stimulates the brain’s reward centre, giving a similar response as cocaine. And as we all know, sugar is also said to be just as addictive. 

While sugar can boost your mood, making you temporarily happier, it does contribute negatively to your health. At the end of the day, sugar is sugar, and in excess, it can negatively affect your body. 

According to a study published by MDedge, the “sweetness” brought on by eating sugar are temporary since it is also linked to symptoms like inflammation, anxiety and depression.

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