Find out why you can't get enough of the sweet stuff.
By Diana Kelly Levey
You might be tempted to blame the holiday season for suddenly thinking about and craving sweets more often, but there may be some other causes for your sweet tooth in play. Here are six unexpected reasons you’re craving candy, cookies, and cake at all hours of the day. Read on to find out more and learn how to regain control over your diet as well.
You have a magnesium deficiency.
That drive you have to seek out chocolate isn’t simply due to waning willpower. A magnesium deficiency has been associated with an intense desire to eat chocolate, because chocolate contains magnesium, according to research. Talk to your doctor about whether you’re magnesium deficient, and whether a daily supplement or eating other foods—like nuts that are rich in magnesium—would be an easy fix to address your magnesium needs.