Here’s What Happens to Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar for Lent

Here’s What Happens to Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar for Lent

Source: AlterNet

In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing others must be pleasurable to the brain so that these behaviors are reinforced and repeated. Today, with convenience more important than ever in our food selections, it’s almost impossible to come across processed and prepared foods that don’t have added sugars for flavor, preservation, or both. So if you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.

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