Monday, November 2, 2009
BREAKING NEWS - Junk Food is Addictive . . .
I hope you are sitting down for this. Really - this is bigger than a sale at JCPenney! It turns out (drum roll please) that junk food is ADDICTIVE.
Yep. It is true. According to some crack-pot researcher in Jolly Old England your brain, over time, can find fatty, salty, junky foods to be as addictive if not MORE addictive than drugs.
I just read this article. Anyone surprised? ANY ONE?!
Nah - me neither. Let's be honest . . . there is no reason food can NOT be as addictive as drugs. Both are full of complex (or overly simple) ingredients and both are priced to move. Both play a chemical role in the body and the brain. Both are not priced in a way that really limits access or usage. Both are things that can/should be talked about in the context of moderation (except crack - as Whitney once pointed out "Crack is whack!"). Both are things that will quite literally kill you (or lead to your demise at least - after all guns don't kill people . . . people who hold the gun, point it at another person and pull the trigger while maintaining focus/aim).
Anywho - read the article. Have a giggle. Put the fork done. Enjoy your life and your food in moderation . . . you addict you!