Oreos As Addictive As Cocaine
So you are at the store and you want a sweet treat. The treat you want is an Oreo. You just want a few and a big glass of milk, that's all. So you buy the pack of cookies and head home pour of big glass of milk and you start to dunk, or maybe you twist and dunk or maybe you twist, lick then dunk. However you eat your Oreos, you realize that one or two just isn't enough you want more! There's a reason. A study has found that Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine.
A study done at Connecticut College found:
Rats formed an equally strong association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. They also found that eating cookies activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than exposure to drugs of abuse.
“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.”
Well that explains a lot. I knew there was a reason that I don't keep Oreos in my house and when I do by them, I buy the little snack packs.
I used to always say that it was creamy cocaine between those chocolate wafers, hmm, I guess I was almost right.
Darn you Oreo! I guess you can start a new business venture, rehab for Oreo addicts.
I guess this college sure do a study on Lays potato chips next, because "no one can eat just one."
For more on the Oreo study click here.