Are You Addicted?

What foods do you crave?


The majority of food you often eat and crave have highly addictive properties.

Some of the foods and substances in these foods are:

  •  Caffeine - A stimulant drug. Like coffee, soda and energy drinks?


  • Cheese - Casein is a protein found in dairy. Opiates are found in casein.  As they break down they become one tenth the strength of morphine. Like pizza?


  • Wheat - Proteins in wheat contain morphine like substances that create addictive behavior. Like bagels?


  • Chocolate -  Serotonin releasing mood altering food.  Also containing sugar and caffeine. Like ice cream?


  • Sugar - Activates opioid receptors in the brain. As addictive as drugs. Like candy?


  • Processed Fatty Foods - Similar brain responses between eating fatty processed foods and taking heroin or cocaine. Like fast-food burgers?


  •  Processed Salty Foods - Cravings for salty foods are often the bodies way of looking for replacing low sodium. Like potato chips?


  • Carbohydrates - Eating carbs produces a natural high caused by the release of dopamine in the brain. Like bread?


  • MSG - Monosodium Glutamate - A flavor enhancer and neurotoxin. Like Chinese food?


  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco - The most common, legalized and highly addictive drugs in America. Like? 


We have the opportunity to eat a whole food diet and lifestyle. It's really up to you.

Are you addicted to vegetables?


Kathleen Kasprzak


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Nick February 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I know a coffee shop where you can get most if not all of these items at once in a latte. A bit expensive but it's worth it.


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