CRAVING THIS LATELY?
Your coffee may be the reason, a new study from Cornell University finds. When people drank equally sweetened decaf or regular coffee, they rated the decaf as sweeter. Caffeine may temporarily dull your sensitivity to dessert by blocking receptors for sweet in your taste buds, explains study author Dr. Robin Dando. This may make doughnuts extra tempting. “If you eat something sugary, but the sensation is dulled, you might want something even sweeter the next time,” Dando says.