Cookies Are as Addictive as Cocaine
Many of us love cookies. They’re sweet, they’re crunchy and they’re full of tasty ingredients like chocolate, nuts, and butter. Although most cookies rate pretty low when it comes to nutritional content, having a few now and again won’t hurt you—or so we thought.
Because only eating a few cookies every now and then can actually be a real challenge for some people. Take one popular brand, for example. Oreos seem pretty benign in the world of desserts. Certainly, there are decadent treats that are far more fattening. After all, an Oreo is comprised of two simple chocolate wafers with a small portion of creamy icing in between. Eat one Oreo and you will probably find yourself reaching for a second one. And maybe a third, or a fourth, or a fifth.
Now you may have a bit of problem. You’ve just ingested far more refined sugar and processed white flour than you intended to eat. Why didn’t you stop at just one cookie? Well—it might not be entirely your fault. It may not be that you’re particularly weak-willed when confronted with a whole bag of Oreos.
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