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Real Reason Why We Want Junk Food when were Tired

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After a sleep-deprived night, burgers, pizza, donuts and other high-calorie choices were more popular among participants. The scans showed that the brain's frontal lobe, the control center responsible for complex decision-making, was impaired when it was deprived of a good night's sleep. On the flipside, they showed increased activity in the brain's reward centers. These two activities combined led participants to choose unhealthier foods than they normally would after a solid night's sleep.
So when you're tired and bleary-eyed, your ability to make smart decisions goes out the window, and instead you give in to your impulsive desire for a reward. Which in this case is that glazed donut or bacon cheeseburger with fries or duck fillet recipes that you normally would stop yourself from inhaling.

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Real Reason Why We Want Junk Food when were Tired

  1. 1. After a sleep-deprived night, burgers, pizza, donuts and other high-calorie choices were more popular among participants. The scans showed that the brain's frontal lobe, the control center responsible for complex decision-making, was impaired when it was deprived of a good night's sleep. On the flipside, they showed increased activity in the brain's reward centers. These two activities combined led participants to choose unhealthier foods than they normally would after a solid night's sleep. So when you're tired and bleary-eyed, your ability to make smart decisions goes out the window, and instead you give in to your impulsive desire for a reward. Which in this case is that glazed donut or bacon cheeseburger with fries or duck fillet recipes that you normally would stop yourself from inhaling. Sleep deprivation can put a big damper on every aspect of our lives. From making us more irritable and changing the way we interact with loved ones to ruining our focus and productivity at work to aging our skin, skimping on shut-eye has a myriad of negative health, beauty and social consequences.

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