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Can food be ADDICTIVE??!

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A new brain imaging study shows the strongest evidence to date that certain foods may be as addictive as smoking, drugs, or compulsive gambling.

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In a study they asked men to eat two test meals consisting of beverages with the same taste, number of calories and sweetness. One meal contained high-glycemic index carbs, while the other contained low-glycemic index carbs (found in foods like carrots and non-starchy vegetables). The men were also much hungrier than they were after the low-glycemic index meal and had intense activation in a brain area that is also stimulated by addictive drugs and gambling.

These findings suggest that rapid changes in blood sugar activate changes in the brain’s pleasure center that rev up both appetite and cravings. This helps explain why consuming sugary, highly processed foods can lead to overeating and even food addiction.

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