Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Our Town Home - Sylvania

Winter doldrums produce cravings for carbs


Natalie Trusso Cafarello

The Blade
Enlarge | Buy This Image

The night before Snoledo descended on Sylvania on Jan. 5, I returned from a New Year’s vacation and went directly to the grocery store to stock up on food.

I found myself at the frozen-food aisle, eyeing ice cream. I noticed a swarm of people were doing the same. I found it interesting because I never keep sweets, not even a cup of sugar, in my house. Plus, cold food in frigid weather doesn't make sense. I confess I repeated the purchase this past weekend.

Talking to other Sylvania residents about these past days of temperatures 10 below and 15 below zero found them doing the same.

ProMedica Wellness dietitian Nathan Drendel said there is a biological urge to eat more sweet, creamy, carb-loaded foods during the winter.


Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…