If you’ve ever had a cheese and wine night and demolished the block like a possessed person, this news may provide some comfort.
Scientists have discovered that cheese contains a chemical found in addictive drugs. It all makes sense now!
The study set out to pinpoint why certain foods are more addictive than others. It revealed, cheese contains a substance called casein, which is found in all dairy products. The substance can trigger the brain’s opioid receptors which are linked to addiction.
Scientists used the Yale Food Addiction scale to measure a person’s dependence on certain food.
It also found there is a clear relationship between processed food and addiction, with fatty foods found to be the most difficult to put down.