Thursday, October 24, 2013

Food can be a Drug - A New Study

As part of the fitness industry, we here at Square One Health Club try to stay on top of the latest health news and trends.

Today, a new study was published that showed that in a laboratory study, Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine.

Yes, you read that right - COOKIES are as addictive as COCAINE.

To us, this wasn't that much of a shock, as it has been common knowledge in most of the obese community that food addiction is a real and powerfully difficult thing to cope with. There has also been common knowledge throughout the medical community that foods high in fat, sugars, and salt trigger the same areas of the brain as heroin and cocaine. 

What is more shocking is the explosion of the press on this one lowly study. Suddenly the media is taking note that perhaps becoming obese is a little more complicated to treat than just "don't be lazy" or "go get some exercise" or "just don't eat that."

Our takeaway from all of this? Realize that it can be difficult to avoid certain foods - and that if you work at it, you can find ways to conquer your addiction!!

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