20 Foods That Are Proven Addictive But Are FAR Too Good To Stay Away From!
Tonight you are not going to have chocolate. Maybe only one piece. Oh well, now that you have already started munching you might as well finish the whole block.
If this happens to you all the time, then you might not only have the munchies but a full blown food addiction. The recent study Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load by Erica M. Schulte et al., revealed that some foods can have an addictive effect similar to drug abuse – so it might just be very difficult to stop eating pizza
According to the study, some “highly processed foods share pharmacokinetic properties (e.g. concentrated dose, rapid rate of absorption) with drugs of abuse, due to the addition of fat and/or refined carbohydrates and the rapid rate the refined carbohydrates are absorbed into the system, indicated by glycemic load (GL).” In short, these foods can trigger a reward-like dopamine release in your brain that will make it hard to stay away from them in the future.
1. The most addictive food: pizza.
5. Ice Cream.
6. French Fries.
8. Non-diet soda.
12. Fried Chicken.
14. Buttered Popcorn.