No surprise .... sugar, fat, and chocolate. All addictive. All easy to get your hands on. All fairly inexpensive. All legal (for now) Oreos are
more 'delectable to the brain' then drugs. Oh .. and the funny thing .. the rats in the study ate the creme filling of the oreo first and then the
chocolate cookie .. just like humans do.
“It basically tells us how many cells were turned on in a specific region of the brain in response to the drugs or Oreos,” said Connecticut
College professor Joseph Schroeder, who led the research. Oreos actually activated cells in this brain area more than did either coc aine or
morphine, which suggests that that magical combination of sugar and fat may be even more delectable to our brains than drugs.
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” Schroeder said. “It may
explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.”
Those sweet desires are not just imagined. Now, researchers have found that eating chocolate, the number one food craved by American women, causes
the brain to release endorphins, chemicals that make us feel good. ..
Other researchers have also said chocolate contains substances that might mimic the effects of marijuana, boosting the pleasure you get from eating
The ingredients might make the texture, smell and flavor of chocolate more enjoyable and combine with other ingredients like caffeine to make a person
feel good, researcher Daniele Piomelli speculated
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Back when I could still have sugar (4 years ago), Oreos and Chips Ahoy were my favorite cookies. I'd dunk them in milk. mmmm And I could make a
meal out of that. Now, we only get the cookies for 'big weather' events ... hurricanes or blizzards. We have them as 'comfort food'. I can't
eat them anymore, but my husband and daughter can.
I used to be addicted to sweet stuff (sugar, CHOCOLATE, cream, cookies, etc...) ....until I became addicted to beer..
And to tell you the truth , Oreo`s and similar stuff really don`t go down that well with beer...
So now, Im addicted to tortilla chips, dips, and all that other salty stuff, you know... (cos they go very well with beer!)
So, in other words...change your addiction and you won`t be hooked on Oreos anymore!!! LOL!!!!!
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"the rats in the study ate the creme filling of the oreo first and then the chocolate cookie .. just like humans do."
I and many others dont do this.
I read that when we do certain activities or eat certain foods our brain begins to connect neurons which become familiar over time and makes us crave
certain things. Its definitely apparent in children that when they consume large amounts of sugar they get the "sugar high". I'd bet as they grow
older and the sugar effects them less apparently, their brains have developed in a way which the neurons fire "I want" when they are presented with
I think its less like a hard drug, where it instantly gets you hooked and has withdrawal effects, and more like a mental addiction reinforced over
time by your brain hard wiring itself to believe its pleasurable to eat.
For further education on oreos, see here-
"The first time that I tried it, Got a big sugar buzz
Nothing gets me high as that sandwhich cookie does
But I love the filling most, I rub it on my roast
Mix it in with my coffee and spread it on my toast"
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The inability to critically think is what makes people weak within modern societies.
If they have weighed the potential benefits from detriments, and are still willing to take the risk, more power to them!!
I started off a sugar junkie maybe even more than the average 80's kid.
We consumed maybe a dozen cans a day, my brother and I.
I did the same with cigarettes. Started at age 12, and quit at age 19, cold turkey! Only times I took drags was once I was drunk and wanted to partake
in the social activity. I figured it was worth the risk, and much better than the several packs a week I was used to!
I do consider drug addicts to be weak, and would include people who have health problems related to diet, yet continue on with their ways. They are
weak. People who like to indulge for funzies from time to time? They're just enjoying life!
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does not make weak!! doh
I do like chocolate, but only really quality chocolate. Hershey's verges on too sweet. Oreo's are okay but only one or two, and even then, I'd
prefer it if they only sold packs of the chocolate wafers without the icing inside. It's kind of gross.
Give me homemade cookies any day, and even then, I can only eat so many before I'm done.
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