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Published: Friday, 1/31/2014

Winter doldrums produce cravings for carbs

BY NATALIE TRUSSO CAFARELLO
BLADE STAFF WRITER
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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.

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