What a smart brain you have: it is directly connected to your taste buds!
If you’ve ever wondered why you just don’t want those artificial sweeteners in, or on, your food and drinks here’s why:Research from Professor Ivan de Araujo, at Yale University School of Medicine, found that mice don’t want that artificial stuff even when it is actually sweeter than sugar. The reason? Artificial sweeteners cause brain dopamine levels to drop. The brain wants the energy it gets from sugar. de Araugjo is suggesting that perhaps a combination of artificial sweeteners and sugar can reduce the obesity effects of eating sweet stuff while making those products more appealing to the brain. I say, learn to give up the junk food! Or just eat it in small amounts. I eat a wee bit of dark chocolate every day, sweetened with sugar.