Friday, October 12, 2007

Microbe Cravings

WASHINGTON - If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is.

A small study links the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system to a desire for chocolate. Everyone has a vast community of microbes in their guts. But people who crave daily chocolate show signs of having different colonies of bacteria than people who are immune to chocolate's allure.

I think I have a community of microbes living in my belly who are constantly demanding french fried and boston creme donuts... and ice cream... and coca cola... and powdered donuts fed while playing Halo...

What does your community of microbes crave?


nancy said...

ice cream...with chocolate in it or on it

Chaotic Hammer said...

What does your community of microbes crave?

I don't know, but there's a pretty good chance that I'll have to go to NYC to find it. :-)