Junk-food produces same withdrawal symptoms as tobacco, alcohol and other drugs

September 21, 2018


"Drug-Addict-like Withdrawal From Quitting Junk Food…If you plan to try and quit junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawal-type symptoms - at least during the initial week - like addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs. A new study by University of Michigan is believed to be the first of its kind to evaluate withdrawal symptoms people incur when they stop devouring highly processed foods, such as pastries, French fries and pizza...What all researchers can agree upon is that the addictive qualities of tobacco, drugs or alcohol affect the brain similarly and cutting back can lead to negative side effects that can make it difficult to reduce intake. Anxiety, headaches, irritability and depression are some of those outcomes. Understanding whether withdrawal may also occur with highly processed foods was an essential next step in evaluating whether these foods might be capable of triggering similar addictive processes…participants reported that sadness, irritability, tiredness and cravings peaked during the initial two to five days after they quit eating junk food, then the negative side effects tapered off, which parallels the time course of drug withdrawal symptoms, the study found…” (TechnologyNetworks.com, Sept. 21, 2018)




This further confirms what we have known for many years: Cane sugar, MSG, white flour, etc., are addictive “drugs,” turning users into “junk-food junkies.” The above study reported that things like salmon and brown rice did not produce the same withdrawal symptoms. Let us not be “under the power” of anything other than God and His truth (see 1 Cor. 6:12, etc.).  






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