Are you reaching for that organic cocoa, nuts, dried fruit or sweet pastry with slight guilt and intuition knowing that maybe, inaccurate hunger is causing you to delicately drool?
Although delectably comforting, is my snacking habit really what my body is craving?
Well, it could just be that you are dehydrated, and you have mistaken thirst for hunger.
Snacking (even healthy) foods throughout the day can cause metabolic disruptions, which are key causes of many diseases
Now, the question is, why do we associate hunger and thirst as the same sensation? Why is my brain unable to distinguish between hunger and thirst?
For that answer, we got to consider the lamina terminalis, a thin membrane that lives just below the third ventricle of your brain, that is responsible for sensing whether you’re thirsty or quenched.
The truth is… it is very easily tricked.