We’ve all had wacky pregnancy cravings. From spicy Thai to lamb to donuts, pregnant women have covered every crevice of the supermarket aisle. But the food type that women crave the most isn’t covered by all craving categories.
The type of food women crave the most when they’re pregnant is the same type of food that pregnant fruit flies crave (this is relevant because science says so).
The most craved type of food for pregnant women is salty food.
Think popcorn, pretzels and chips.
But you're probably wondering why pregnant women crave something covered in the dry, savoury flavour of salt. Luckily, researchers have been able to figure out the trigger.
To best understand the brain and nutrients you need to look at an organism that has a variety of technology, Dr Carlos Ribeiro from Portugal tells The Mirror UK. "In that respect, the fruit fly is unbeatable," he told the British publication.
Through the research Ribeiro found that fruit flies not only crave the same amount of salt as humans but also that higher salt levels meant a higher production of offspring.