Have you ever found yourself craving sugars or carbs even though you’ve recently eaten? Have you experienced the cravings during random times of the day? If so, you may be experiencing a symptom of food intolerance. Believe it or not, eating a food that your body can’t handle can cause you to crave sugars and carbs, which can lead to weight gain and other negative side effects.
How does a food intolerance cause cravings?
Serotonin is the powerful chemical in our bodies responsible for maintaining mood balance, social behavior, libido, memory, and digestive health. More importantly, though, serotonin acts as the natural appetite suppressant in our bodies, making us feel satisfied even when our stomachs are not full.
When fighting a food intolerance, serotonin production (95% of which originates from the cells in our intestines) can decrease dramatically, leading us to intense carb and sugar cravings. This process can send the body into a vicious cycle made up of many negative symptoms. Sugar and carb cravings happen to be one of them, and they all stem from the fight against food intolerance.