Why Oreos are as Addictive as Cocaine

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Eating sugary, fatty, crunchy or salty junk foods stimulate the same parts of the brain as taking drugs! The study referenced in this http://www.Forbes.com article (click on the link below) specifically talks about Oreos but there have been similar studies with other foods that give similar results… Doesn’t it make that potato chip slogan “bet you can’t eat just one” a little disturbing?…

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/10/16/why-your-brain-treats-oreos-like-a-drug/

2 thoughts on “Why Oreos are as Addictive as Cocaine

    • I first found out about this when I worked at the hospital. One of my co-workers shared a study she had read about how eating excessive amounts of ice cream can ruin the pleasure sensors in the brain. Basically, you need more and more of it to give you the same amount of pleasure!! Thats (part of) the definition of “addiction”! Whoa!! LOL

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