Remember the old ad from back in the day – this is your brain. This is your brain on drugs?
Or something like that.
Back in the anti drug ad days.
Can’t remember the last time I saw something like one of those types of campaigns.
Anyways, I was reminded of it yesterday when I read an article saying what happens to your body when you eat pizza.
Now this could be a short story if I say you eat pizza and your body is happy.
Well that is my experience.
Especially when you wash it down with a nice shiraz.
And just to settle the debate for good – yes, pineapple does belong on a pizza!
But let’s get back to the serious side of things.
What happens to your body when you eat pizza?
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that pizza contains a lot of saturated fats (the bad ones) and is high in salt.
And when we eat these types of foods, which are obviously highly addictive, we want to eat more of these.
Your brain goes “Oh yeah I want more of this” and your body craves those foods more often.
Which isn’t a good thing.
Research from the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology found that foods with a high saturated fat content can weaken the dopamine response (the reward and motivation hormone).
This means you’ll want to eat that stuff more.
Some research on young adults backed this up too.
When they ate pizza often, they craved other foods high in salt and saturated fats on the same days.
So there you go.
Just to clarify, this isn’t me telling you don’t eat pizza.
Chances are high that I’ll probably be having one (and likely to myself) at some point this weekend, so I’m not going to judge you for having yours.
Gotta support a local small business right!
Just thought I’d give you a bit of inside info to what happens when you do.
The key, as per everything, is to not have it all the time.
Enjoy it when you do and leave it for a little while before you go back.
Then you’ll be sweet.
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