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Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, say scientists

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Scientists studying dairy products found that in milk, casein has a minuscule dosage. But producing a pound of cheese requires about 10 pounds of milk — with addictive casein coagulating the solid milk fats and separating them from the liquids.

As a result the super-strength chemical becomes concentrated when in solid dairy form, so you’ll get a higher hit of addictive casein by tucking into a cheese sandwich than you will in your morning bowl of cereal. 

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So what you're saying is that I should eat cheese sparingly, lest I become addicted?

I swear most of eating right is a struggle against happy chemicals in the brain overreacting to things. 

Well put!!

I'm beginning to believe if we can calm the brain we can do anything. 

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