Processed foods, also described as “junk-food,” are often reported to be highly addictive in humans—leading to behavioral effects such as overeating, eating compulsions, and loss of control. These foods have been associated with physiological stimulation of the same neurobiological reward response in the brain as that of drug addiction. It is often believed that the addictive quality of processed foods could be related to their preparation method, but the specific biochemical components of processed foods that induce addiction have not yet been identified. Click here to read more…
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