Junk food or drug addict?
- 7 Months ago
Ever wondered why you feel full after eating just 2-3 chapathis or a bowl of rice but just can't seem to stop when you binge on burgers, fries or pizzas?? Do you think it is because you have a low will power? Or is it the taste of it which makes you eat so much? Read more to find out:
A study conducted by researchers of The University of Texas and Oregon Research Institute found that prolonged consumption of junk food results in reduced activity in the striatum, a section of the fore brain that registers rewards. In other words, people addicted to junk food require an increasing amount of it to reach the same "high" or pleasure, just like drugs. The brain function and activity was found to be the same in people who are on drugs and the ones eating junk food. It was found that the combination of fats, salt and sugar used in junk food makes it difficult for a person to stop eating even when they are full. These foods increase the appetite level instead of suppressing it, which leads to overeating.
So, how do you overcome this addiction when your brain is constantly telling you to grab that burger?? It's quite simple! Follow these steps and break the habit: