According to a new study from the University of Michigan, cheese crack is a real thing. And so is your addiction. The study examines why certain foods are more addictive than others. Researchers identified addictive foods from about 500 students.
Pizza, unsurprisingly, came out on top of the most addictive food list, and it’s mainly because of the cheese. The study found certain foods are addictive because of the way they are processed. The more processed and fatty the food, the more it was associated with addictive eating behaviors.
Cheese happens to be especially addictive because of an ingredient called casein, a protein found in all milk products. During digestion, casein releases opiates called casomorphins, which play with the dopamine receptors and trigger that addictive element.
Mmmm an extra cheese pizza with garlic bread with cheese would go great while watching the game tonight.