“demonstrate that overconsumption of palatable food triggers addiction-like neuroadaptive responses in brain reward circuits and drives the development of compulsive eating. Common hedonic mechanisms may therefore underlie obesity and drug addiction.” (Kenny and Johnson) America is obese due to all chemicals and ingredients added in our foods. It’s not just the fats and the sugars but the preservatives as well. After all the recognition Kenny and Johnson published journal got around the United States, Santa Fe College began their own research on the effects on salt, fat, sugar, and artificial sweeteners on the human body and mind. As the head nutritionist, we began the experiment looking for a product that contained fat, salt, sugar, and artificial sweeteners and preservatives in one. During the research, Oreos were the selected product that contained it all plus more. Oreos are known as america and milk’s most favorite cookies. They have been sold over decades in the United States and nationally over the globe. They’re loved by every generation and they continueto be loved. Oreos’s creative marketing campaigns that include celebrity endorsements, funky, crazy flavors, social media contest, and endless coupons are the main reason why they’ve been so popular for so long now. With their pull resealable tab and bright packaging, Oreos targets anyone who likes cookies, chocolate, and milk. Oreos may be so delicious but their brand is hiding the truth on the highly unpleasant effects the cookies has on the human brain and body. During the research it was found that the Oreo’s contain four ingredients that are as addictive as cocaine. Oreo’s are engineered to keep customersfrom coming back for more. Either from eating an entire row in one sitting or buying a pack of Oreo’s in each grocery trip. High fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, vanillin, and calcium Phosphate are the addictive ingredients in America’s most beloved cookies. High fructose corn
syrup is the most over used ingredient in a product in the United States. It used in hundreds of
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- Nutrition, high-fructose corn syrup, Nature Neuroscience, Paul M. Johnson, Paul J. Kenny