Foods That Are Very Addictive and Should Be Avoided
Three C’s – cheese, chocolate, and chips are the most preferred food of ever genre, undoubtedly. These can be consumed in various forms and combinations to enhance the taste of other food too.
Voila! Extra cheese in your pizza or French fries with your burger every time can be a sign of addiction later. Be aware!
Sometimes the preference of foodstuff goes beyond the limit of likeliness and becomes addictive food which is harmful. You may blame your brain towards the same! The release of dopamine in the brain creates a craving for a particular treat. Usually, it is the food that comes with high sugar, salt and/ or fat.
Addictive foodstuff stimulates the pleasure center and drives you towards consuming more and more of it.
Certain food can cause addiction-like eating disorders. The person has the desire to quit eating such food but is unable to do so. Some of the most addictive foods are-
- Ice cream
- French fries
- Soda drinks
- Fried chicken etc
The least addictive foods are, usually whole and unprocessed food, inclusive of:-
- Brown rice
- Granola bar
- Water, etc
The Scientific Explanation for Food Addiction
There is certain biochemical reason involved behind addiction-like eating behavior towards some foodstuff, especially towards processed food. Process food is prepared to be hyper-palatable that adds to their flavor and taste. High fat and sugar content in these foods are some of the factors responsible for food craving.
Junk food releases a great number of feel-good chemicals in the brain in comparison to unprocessed food. Therefore these are highly preferred by the brain. But food addiction is very harmful to health and can create serious problems.
Dr. Sebi’s Diet
Dr. Sebi, a self-educated herbalist and a non-medical doctor, is well known for designing the diet known as a vegan diet. The diet is based on the African bio-mineral balance theory and is for those who desire to naturally cure or prevent diseases and improve their overall well being, without relying upon the conventional western medication methodology.
Dr. Sebi claimed his diet can help to heal the body itself from within. According to him, the consistent use of natural botanical remedies that he suggested along with the supplements he provides will effectively cleanse and detoxify a diseased body. Additionally, it can transit the body to an intended alkaline state.
Food Included in Dr. Sebi’ Diet
Dr. Sebi’s diet relies upon eating a shortlist of approved food along with many supplements. This diet rejuvenates the body from within, eliminating toxic waste through alkalizing your blood. His plant-based diet eliminates all the animal products from the diet. Selected fiber-rich whole grains and healthy fats coming from seeds, nuts, and plant oil have been included in the diet which lowers the risk of heart diseases. Also, such a diet decreases the chances of cancer and inflammation. However, wheat, beans, lentils and many types of fruits and vegetables have been restricted in his diet. This makes it a restricted diet not enjoyable and has many negative relationships with the food, especially protein. Additional supplements have to be used to achieve fullness.
The comparative studies show Dr. Sebi’s ideology for life and diet is highly concentrated toward providing the body with the beta carotene, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin E. But at the same time, it is low on Omega 3, iron, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 content.
Here are some of the foods which is not included in Dr. Sebi’s nutrition guide:-
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Seedless fruit
- Dairy products
- Fried foods
- Red meat
- Soya products
- Processed foods including takeout or restaurant food
- Fortified foods
- Yeast or food rose with yeast
- Food made with baking powder
- White bread
- Ice cream
Dr. Sebi’s diet promotes eating whole, unprocessed, and plants based food that not only aids weight loss but also removes all the toxins from the body. His diet is against the food that causes addiction.