Saturday, April 06, 2013
Food Addiction-Fixing your brain chemistry
New discoveries in science prove that processed-, sugar-, fat-, and salt-laden food-food that is made in a plant rather than on a plant is biologically addictive. No one ever called broccoli or kale addictive.
There are specific biological mechanisms that drive addictive behavior. Primitive neurochemical reward centers in the brain that override normal willpower. In the vast majority of cases, certain types of processed foods made of sugar, fat and salt are combined in ways that are addictive. We are biologically wired to crave these foods and eat as much of them as possible.