Oreo brand cookies are the favorites of the typical American family, with more than 22 varieties available in the United States. However, their delight is not in keeping pace with their quasi-zero nutritional value and their health risks.
Oreo cookies are popular since their introduction in the US market, more than 100 years ago, but recent research reveals heinous atrocities on the composition of this industrial, likely harmless, cookies.
The horrible mysteries of Oreo cookies
The study of this discovery revealed that consuming Oreo cookies has the same effect on the brain as the consumption of cocaine.
Students from Connecticut College and professor of neuroscience conducted the study on Oreo cookies by thoroughly studying the reaction of the brain system. When these cookies are administered to laboratory rats, they produce the same reaction as when they receive cocaine.
“Our research supports the theory that foods high in fat and sugar stimulate the brain in the same way as drugs,” said Professor Joseph Schroeder. Otherwise, the fact of not resisting some deliciously sweet biscuits is due to the need for drug dependence.
The same effect was observed, at a high intensity this time, when combining an Oreo biscuit with strong drugs such as cocaine or morphine. The cookies stimulated the pleasure center in the brain in the same way, and in some results, the brain response was even stronger than those of a drug.
In order to truly understand the real danger of Oreo cookies, the rest of this article will take a closer look to the manufacturing process, paying attention on the dangers of each of its ingredients.
Here’s why Oreo cookies are a real danger to your health and what they contain as ingredients:
Let’s start with the ingredients:
SUGAR, UNBLEACHED FLOUR, WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), HIGH OLEIC CANOLA OIL AND / OR OIL PALM AND / OR SOYBEAN OIL, COCOA (TREATET WITH ALKALI), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORNSTARCH, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA AND / OR CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, SOY LECITHIN, VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR, CHOCOLATE.
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Synthetic folic acid
It is a folic acid manufactured synthetically and introduced largely into drugs against Lactobacillus Casei bacteria.
Sugar and corn sugar (high fructose corn syrup)
HFCS should really be avoided at all costs. In some studies, HFC-fed rats gained 300% more fat than those who are fed with regular sugar or sugar from fruits. It creates fat around the heart and has been linked to brain damage in children.
As an ingredient, genetically modified soy lecithin can cause breast cancer, not to mention its negative effects on fertility and reproduction that can lead to behavioral and brain abnormalities.
Canola oil with high oleic acid content
This is one is the ingredient that has been modified to become high in monounsaturated fats and low in polyunsaturated fats. Canola oil is a genetically modified plant; Developed in Canada from the rare plant and which is part of the family of mustard plants. In fact, Canada has contributed $ 50 million to the FDA for this crop to be registered and recognized as “safe”.
Soy has the strongest source of phytoestrogens than any other food. Phytoestrogens are estrogen-based herbs that mimic the effect of estrogen in our bodies. Consumption of this oil is related to breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility and low libido.
Ingestion of calcium phosphate is associated with side effects such as nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach pain, unusual weight loss, mental/mood swings, change the amount of urine, bone/muscle pain, increased urination, muscle weakness, fatigue and unbalanced fast heart rate.