When it comes to sugar cravings, gender plays a significant role. Women are more likely to experience a strong desire for something sweet than men. This is according to a study published in Appetite, which surveyed 1,000 people and found that 97% of women and 68% of men admitted to food cravings.
The reasons for this difference are not entirely clear, but it is thought that hormonal fluctuations may be to blame. Women experience more hormonal changes than men, and this can lead to cravings for sugary foods. Women are also more likely to be influenced by emotional eating, which can lead to an increased desire for sweet foods.
When it comes to actual consumption, the results are mixed. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men consumed more sugar than women. However, a separate study found that women were more likely to consume sugar-sweetened beverages than men.
Overall, it appears that women are more likely to experience strong sugar cravings than men. This is likely due to hormonal fluctuations and emotional eating. However, when it comes to actual consumption, the results are mixed, with some studies showing that men consume more sugar than women, while other studies show that women are more likely to consume sugar-sweetened beverages.