8 February 2015

Watch: Why We Are Addicted To Sugar

[Click here to view the video in this article]

If you have resolved this year to cut down on your sugar intake but still find yourself consuming sugary treats, this video might help you understand your impulses.

SciShow News has created a video to explain why we are addicted to sugar and also about the fifth taste, umami.

Drawing from a recent MIT study published in scientific journal Cell, SciShow News host, Michael Aranda simplifies the LH-VTA loop, a brain circuit that has an impact on food and sugar addiction. He also talks about research that shows that umami is good for your health.

For more details on sugar addiction and umami, watch the video below.

[via Laughing Squids]