we’ve been hearing it for years.. fast food is addictive blah blah blah .. we all know its bad for us .. we all slightly threw up in our mouths watching SuperSize Me ..
but now some scientist actually hooked up the ol knoggin and found the reason you may be dunkin like your life depended on it and the reason you’re one pack of oreo’s away from freebasing bakery goods ..is because DUN DUN DUN … orea’s activate the same (and more ) neurones in the brain equivalent to drugs like Cocaine ..sweet jesus .. literally
“…Oreos activated significantly more neurons than cocaine or morphine. ‘This correlated well with our behavioral results and lends support to the hypothesis that high-fat/ high sugar foods can be thought of as addictive,’ said Schroeder.
And that could be a problem for the general public, says Honohan. ‘Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability,’ she said.”
NOTE : its worth reading as it goes on to describe the issues of fructose .. which yes i will be writing about soon spoons x
- LA Times: Oreos as addictive as cocaine – “The researchers also studied the pleasure center of the rats’ brains and found that the Oreos activated more neurons than cocaine or morphine. “ (ecochildsplay.com)
- QUIT OREOS TODAY: Try Cocaine instead (shethinksthemonkeyisthesultan.wordpress.com)
- Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine (iclassenglish.com)
- Oreos OR Cocaine (onlinemediamorris.wordpress.com)
- Oreos and Cocain (lincoln55plus.org)