Swifting
Swifting

Swifting

not really
 not really

not really

convention
convention

convention

perpetual
perpetual

perpetual

feelings
feelings

feelings

stupid
stupid

stupid

cakes
cakes

cakes

who knows
who knows

who knows

hanged
hanged

hanged

doubtful
doubtful

doubtful

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Apple, Brains, and Drugs: ARE YOU ADDICTED? IG: 6CONSCIOUSVIBRANCY The fact is... junk foods stimulate the reward system in the brain in the same way as drugs of abuse like cocaine. For susceptible people, eating junk foods can lead to full-blown addiction, which shares the same biological basis as addiction to drugs of abuse. There is a system in our brain called the reward system. This system was designed to “reward” us when we do things that encourage our survival. This includes primal behaviors like eating. The brain knows that when we eat, we’re doing something “right,” and releases a bunch of feel-good chemicals in the reward system, such as the neurotransmitter dopamine – interpreted by our brains as pleasure. The brain is hardwired to seek out behaviors that release dopamine in the reward system. The problem with modern junk foods is that they can cause a reward that is way more powerful than anything we were ever exposed to in nature. Whereas eating an apple might cause a moderate release of dopamine, eating a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is so incredibly rewarding that it releases a massive amount. When people repeatedly do something that releases dopamine in the reward system (such as smoking a cigarette or eating a Snickers bar), the dopamine receptors can start to down-regulate. When the brain sees that the amount of dopamine is too high, it starts removing the dopamine receptors in order to keep things “balanced.” When you have fewer receptors, you need more dopamine to reach the same effect, which causes people to start eating more junk food to reach the same level of reward as before. This is called tolerance. If you have fewer dopamine receptors, then you will have very little dopamine activity and you will start to feel unhappy if you don’t get your junk food “fix.” This is called withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal are the hallmarks of physical addiction. Multiple studies in rats show that they can become physically addicted to junk food in the same way as they become addicted to drugs of abuse. Of course, all of this is a drastic oversimplification, but this is basically how food addiction (and any addiction) works. Consciousvibrancy
Apple, Brains, and Drugs: ARE YOU ADDICTED?
 IG: 6CONSCIOUSVIBRANCY
 The fact is... junk foods stimulate the reward system in the brain
 in the same way as drugs of abuse like cocaine. For susceptible
 people, eating junk foods can lead to full-blown addiction, which
 shares the same biological basis as addiction to drugs of abuse.
There is a system in our brain called the reward system. This system was designed to “reward” us when we do things that encourage our survival. This includes primal behaviors like eating. The brain knows that when we eat, we’re doing something “right,” and releases a bunch of feel-good chemicals in the reward system, such as the neurotransmitter dopamine – interpreted by our brains as pleasure. The brain is hardwired to seek out behaviors that release dopamine in the reward system. The problem with modern junk foods is that they can cause a reward that is way more powerful than anything we were ever exposed to in nature. Whereas eating an apple might cause a moderate release of dopamine, eating a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is so incredibly rewarding that it releases a massive amount. When people repeatedly do something that releases dopamine in the reward system (such as smoking a cigarette or eating a Snickers bar), the dopamine receptors can start to down-regulate. When the brain sees that the amount of dopamine is too high, it starts removing the dopamine receptors in order to keep things “balanced.” When you have fewer receptors, you need more dopamine to reach the same effect, which causes people to start eating more junk food to reach the same level of reward as before. This is called tolerance. If you have fewer dopamine receptors, then you will have very little dopamine activity and you will start to feel unhappy if you don’t get your junk food “fix.” This is called withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal are the hallmarks of physical addiction. Multiple studies in rats show that they can become physically addicted to junk food in the same way as they become addicted to drugs of abuse. Of course, all of this is a drastic oversimplification, but this is basically how food addiction (and any addiction) works. Consciousvibrancy

There is a system in our brain called the reward system. This system was designed to “reward” us when we do things that encourage our surviv...