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What milk shakes teach us about food addiction

June 28, 2013

More research is needed to further understand the way our brains see food, according to one expert.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS A study shows certain foods may trigger addictive behavior The concept of food addiction, however, remains provocative The study shows milk shakes activate a part of the brain also activated by drugs (CNN) — Have you ever craved a piece of chocolate? Or felt the lure of a hot slice of pizza? And been convinced that the force responsible wasn’t your stomach hoping to quell hunger but your brain , desperately seeking to satisfy something more like an addiction ? A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that certain foods trigger addictive behavior just as drugs can. Nicotine is addictive. So are drugs like cocaine and heroin. All can rewire the brain to crave the progressively elusive “high” or satisfaction that these agents produce.

A Guide To 17 Cheat Foods That Burn Fat

17 Cheat Foods That Burn Fat Video Guide According to them, leptin a hormone existing in our bodies that is responsible with the regulation of the energy intake and expenditure influences our body’s response to caloric intake. Unfortunately, the unhealthy food habits that people have practiced for centuries have lowered the leptin levels in our body and have slowed the leptin response to energy intake. As a consequence, our body does not make it in time to burn fat before it is stored in our system. Marion and Hall have, nevertheless, found a method to improve the leptin levels and response due to the research they have performed during their careers. The great part about this method is that it is entirely based on natural products and ingredients, so those who decide to follow this diet won’t have to resort to artificial medicines. All you have to do is introduce a cheat day in your regime each week to determine your body to increase leptin levels. In addition, it is recommended that you eat one-ingredient products (products that have not been processed with other ingredients or spices, such as, fruits and vegetables) to get faster leptin response.


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