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Scientists Confirm What We’ve Known All Along About Cheese

Scientists have confirmed that cheese can be as addictive as drugs, calling it “dairy crack.”


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Though let’s be honest, we really didn’t need science to tell us that.


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Apparently, cheese contains a slow-release protein called casein. When your body digests cheese, this protein breaks down and releases casomorphins — chemicals which give an opioid effect to your system.

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“Casomorphins really play with the dopamine receptors and trigger that addictive element,” dietitian Cameron Wells shared.


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So every time you eat cheese, your body feels the same drug-like sensation and before you know it you’re gorging on fondue spoon-first.


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While there’s nothing inherently bad about cheese, having too much of it could lead to obesity, especially if you’re consuming intensely processed kinds (we’re looking at you, Velveeta!)


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Every addict knows that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, so don’t worry about any judgment — we’re all a little crazy for cheese.


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