• Question: why do we love sweets

    Asked by worldlife to Blanka, Emma, Mike on 5 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 5 Jul 2012:

      Our bodies are programmed to like sugar. Sweets and other sugary stuff are a good way for us to get lots of calories quickly. When we were much more active (like when we used to have to hunt our food) sweet stuff would be a good way to get lots of calories whilst doing minimum work.

      Unfortunately now that we don’t run around as much we don’t need as many calories but we are still drawn to sugary foods which is why it is easy to get overweight.