Several studies have shown that some foods can raise appetite because they stimulate the production of endorphins, hormones that generate a sensation of pleasure.
In an interview for GetQoralHealth, Dr. Yazmín Macotela, researcher at the Institute of Neurobiology of the UNAM, Juriquilla , details that a way to control hunger and change brain chemistry is to reduce certain types of foods such as those explained below:
Also, the specialist points out that when consuming products sweetened with saccharin and aspartame hunger hormones are stimulated and those of satiety are blocked.
Therefore, although soft drinks or foods are low in calories, the risk of overweight or obesity remains, because the brain sends the signal that more food than normal is consumed.
A study of Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) reveals that observing images of high-fat foods and the consumption of sugary drinks stimulate the appetite and reward centers in the brain.
"Drinks sweetened with fructose increase hunger and the desire for salty products", details Kathleen Page, principal investigator of the Keck School of Medicine .
In addition, explains that such stimulation can contribute to overeating and obesity. And you, have you noticed if your appetite increases when you drink a soda?