Cravings: Honey Trumps Money

Honey, Money (2)Did your latest sugar hit leave you craving more?

Well. it might depend on the type you consumed.

Fructose, the sugar found in honey and fruit, appears to make our brains more responsive to images of food than glucose, and people who drink fructose-rich drinks are more likely to choose high-calorie foods over money prizes.


Luoa, S., Monterosso, J.R., Sarpelleh, K. & Page, K.A. (2015) Differential Effects of Fructose versus Glucose on Brain and Appetitive Responses to Food Cues and Decisions for Food Rewards. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112(20), pp.6509-6514.


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