What is hunger and what does it eat?
Hunger is a kind of power that sends signals to a person that the body needs nutrients, and makes him think about food and want it. The constant work of the body in the form of physical and mental activity causes a reduction of nutrients in the blood, causing the need for them. In our article we will try to figure out how we become hungry.
If food has not been ingested for a long time, the person begins to experience such a feeling as hunger. Having missed a meal in the form of lunch or dinner, it seems to a person that he is hungry, but this is not so.
Psychologically, he considers himself hungry, since he has not eaten, although in reality this is not real hunger, and after a while the feeling disappears.
With cognitive hunger, a person receives sensory signals as soon as he feels the aroma of delicious food. Physiological hunger is much weaker than such a signal.
A person may want to eat again, even if he already had a good dinner, but he heard the smell of his favorite food.The psychological impact of this hunger is so strong that it can lead to overweight.
The body may experience such a deceptive feeling as acquired hunger. This type of hunger arises from eating at the same time, that is, according to a certain schedule.
For example, if a person has developed the habit of having breakfast, lunch and dinner at a set time, he automatically begins to think about food, even without feeling hungry.
The real type of hunger, which comes when there is no food in the stomach. Scientists believe that biological hunger determines the presence of glucose in the blood, insulin and gastric juice.
When glucose levels fall, we feel hungry. If there is a high level of insulin, the person overeats. Often this can be caused by emotional distress. And the abundant secretion of gastric juice is due to a long lack of food in the digestive tract.
The most dangerous form of hunger for man is absolute. It often occurs in people who are on rigid diets, or among residents of countries where the availability of food is a serious problem.
Absolute hunger will not disappear in time, because the body will need food all the time.In the absence of food, you need to try to deliver to the body at least honey or glucose.
The body in the absence of food begins to use its own reserves. This process leads to exhaustion, loss of muscle mass, and may even cause a decrease in internal organs.
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Recently, obesity is considered a serious problem, which is due to the fact that in trying to get rid of psychological hunger, a person may begin to overeat. It is necessary to understand that it is necessary to saturate the head not with thoughts about food, but with something else. And then you will only eat when you are really hungry. Cheers and bon appetite!