to Refute the popular myth about the love of sweets: excessive love of sugar can not be transmitted genetically. This was stated by radio Sputnik neuropsychologist Irina Khvingia.

“Inherited the sweet tooth does not happen. As such hereditary commitment to sweet not”, — explained the expert.

However, according to her, the interest in sweets can be transmitted from parent to child in a different way. If the mother during pregnancy ate a lot of chocolate and other sweets, the demand for such products may manifest in the child.

the Neuropsychologist said that addiction to candy can be formed in adulthood. “In neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is the anchoring system. For example, when something good happens, we put a hand on his shoulder, and this state is fixed. Every time when there will be some “oopsie”, you are putting a hand on his shoulder and remember the good condition. Approximately by the same principle the brain akarit pleasant,” said Kvinge.

So, when a person is sad, he eats a chocolate bar, then gets better. “Couldn’t concentrate, ate cake and concentrated” — gave examples of specialist and added that the brain remembers the reactions of the anchors, so people have the need for sweets.

to Reduce the dependence can, but we must do it “gradually and carefully”. Complete and sudden failure of the sweet will be a serious stress to the body and can make it worse, concluded the doctor.