Wellness

Are you addicted to any of these food items?

  • IANS, New York
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  • Updated: Jul 05, 2014 04:28 IST

Some food items like french fries and soda are harder to give up than others. (Getty Images)


We generally get tempted by frequently advertised food items high in ingredients such as sugar, fat and salt.

Huffingtonpost.com shares a list of addictive unhealthy food items:

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Processed baked goods: Eating just one Oreo seems like it is just not an option. Studies show an ingredient in many baked goods -- high-fructose corn syrup, can actually cause reactions similar to those made by drug abuse.

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Soda with caffeine: Soda's combination of sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, with caffeine, is the perfect addictive recipe.

Read: Junk food as addictive as drugs

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Potato chips: Potato chips are high in salt and fat. When we bite into a greasy, fatty potato chip, our nerve endings send signals, which travel up to the pleasure center of our brains. We eventually overload the pleasure center, and crash. Then, we want more, more, more.

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French fries: The salt in those fried potato sticks is precisely what keeps us hooked, and always wanting more.

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Ice cream: It is also full of fat, calories, sugar, and often the addictive high-fructose corn syrup.

 

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