Is Junk Food Your Drug Of Choice?
Just how far away is junk food eating from other forms of addiction, like the taking of illicit drugs or drinking too much alcohol? Not very far, eating junk food can lead to health problems and emotional problems that are not unlike any other addiction. Normally, when we eat, we take a signal in the form of “ghrelin”—a hormone secreted by the stomach in response to hunger. It tells the brain that it is time to eat. When the body receives enough food, the fat cells release “