We all know chocolate can be addictive, but recent research has exposed just how severely we can become hooked on the substance. A group of researchers in an American College put to the test the effects Oreo biscuits had on the brain in comparison to the effect Cocaine had on the brain. To much surprise, it was actually revealed that Oreos activated ‘significantly more neurones’ in the brain than Cocaine did, concluding that high fat and high sugar foods can be extremely addictive, to a similar degree that drugs can be.[i]
As we all know, addiction can be dangerous. Our body begins to rely on the substance at hand, and we end up consuming it super regularly and gradually tend to need more and more of it in order to get the same consequences. Chocolate and sugars work exactly like that – it tastes great, so we eat it and we eat some more and our body becomes reliant and hooked on it.
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