Recently my younger 10 year old Riya started gorging on Oreo Cookies. She started to eat 4 cookies as snack in school, asked for more for lunch in school, and then when she came home she had more. At one point, because I wasn't monitoring, she was having 12 cookies a day!!
I was appalled. It was as if she was addicted to it.
My older girl Ranya, worried, then went online to check on Oreo cookies. ( Yes, she is a good older sister) The results were shocking.
Oreo can affect the brain the same way as some illegal drugs out there, new research reveals.
Professor Joseph Schroeder and his colleagues from the Connecticut College in New London conducted experiments and found out that these cookies stimulated the neurons in the brain's pleasure center as Cocaine!!
He added that all foods containing high levels of fat and sugar have the same effect on the brain. Oreo cookies pack a whopping 7g of fat and 14g of sugar per serving size of 3 cookies!!
This may explain why some people just can't resist certain foods even though they know they are bad for them.
Please stop buying Oreo cookies for your children ( or for yourself!) and throw them out if you have them in your kitchen cupboards.