There are many people that love one of the 22 varieties of Oreo cookies that are available in the US. This brand is extremely popular in the US, but according to recent studies these cookies actually hold one awful secret.
According to these studies Oreo cookies contain properties that affect the brain the same way as taking a drug. One study that was conducted at Connecticut College found that these cookies actually have the same effect as taking hard drugs.
Here is what the neuroscientists had to say about these findings:
“Our research is supporting the theory that the foods rich in fat/sugar are stimulating our brain just like the drugs. This might be explaining why some people are not able to resist although they know these foods are bad for them.” – explained Professor Joseph Schroeder
The team of experts also discovered that there is similar strong association when people consumed Oreo as those who have taken cocaine or morphine. These cookies have been stimulating the center for pleasure in the brain in the same was as these drugs do. This means that you could get addicted to these cookies because they also contain sugar and fat. There are also many more harmful ingredients that they contain such as:
– Reduced iron
– Unbleached unriched flour
– Palm oil
– soybean oil
– High fructose corn syrup
– Soy lecithin
– Conola oil
Here are more details in regards to the most harmful ingredients from the list:
- Reduced iron
This is a result of the Rust which has been de-rusted by applying electrical current and hydrogen.
- Synthetic folic acid
It is obtained from bacteria called Lactobacillus Casei
- High fructose corn syrup
According to numerous studies the HFCS causes gain and accumulation of fat in 300% more than normal boundaries. Those who consume it could experience accumulation of fat around the heart and it is often related to brain damage to children.
- Soy lecithin
This ingredient is genetically modified ingredient and it could lead to breast cancer. Also it has plenty of negative effects such as reduced fertility and reproduction causes, and in worst case scenario it could lead to cerebral and behavioral abnormalities.
- Canola oil
This type of oil is actually modified in order to contain low polyunsaturated fats and to be high in monounsaturated fats. Such process actually prolongs the life of the product on the shelf, but in fact it is extremely harmful.
- Soybean oil
This ingredient contains phytoestrogen which is a plant based estrogen that mimics the actual estrogen in the body. On the other hand, according to numerous health studies it has been linked with breast cancer, endometriosis, low libido, infertility, and fibroids.
- Calcium phosphate
Consuming calcium phosphate could lead to nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion, mood swings, muscle pain, headaches, increased urge for urinating, thirst, weakness, fatigue, etc.