Why We Crave Chocolate Under Stress

Sweet foods can actually be a quick-fix for stress, because it gives us comfort and a good feeling. The problem is, again, when we are exposed to stress for a long period of time and we keep insisting on a quick-fix approach to stress, like having that chocolate piece of cake or a whole tablet of chocolate. This solution doesn't work in the long run, because even though dopamine keeps being released, we become more and more intolerant to sugar's effect, needing thus increasing doses of sugar to achieve that same "good feeling" we felt before.