A Study Found Ice Cream Is As Addictive As Heroin
Are you trying to figure out why you can’t stop eating that entire carton of ice cream when sit down in front of the TV after a long day at work? Well, it may be less about your own self-control and more about ultra-processed foods.
According to reports, a new study done at the University of Michigan looked at ultra-processed foods . . . or UPFs . . . and how addictive they are. That includes things like chips, ice cream, soft drinks, sugary cereal, and other junk foods.
It found 14% of people are addicted to them. That’s 1 in 7 worldwide.
But is ice cream really as addictive as HEROIN? Well, you probably won’t get the shakes just because you ran out of Häagen-Dazs. But it might be just as hard to QUIT ultra-processed foods.
Junk food gives you a nice shot of dopamine, the “feel-good hormone.” Then you eventually crash and crave more. So it’s similar to what happens with drugs. But the real issue is that ice cream is a lot easier to get than illegal drugs are.
One expert compared it to trying to quit smoking back when everyone smoked. Quote, “Trying to quit UPFs now is like trying to quit smoking in the 1960s.”