Why is it we can eat a meal til we are absolutely full and still somehow have room for something sweet?

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Why is it we can eat a meal til we are absolutely full and still somehow have room for something sweet?

In: Biology
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TLDR; Sugar makes our stomach relax from the giant meal you just ate. Your stomach is a reflexive organ and sugar helps it stretch more.

My understanding of it is that it’s an evolutionary adaptation that has stayed with us. When food wasn’t as easy to come across, if you found something sweet (like fruit) it was guaranteed high calorie/high energy food that could keep you going for a bit longer. So if you came across something sweet, even if you were full already it made sense to eat it for the energy it’d give you. Because of this, over time we adapted to always being able to eat something sweet in order to increase our chances of survival.

That’s why there’s always room for pudding!