First you twist it, then you lick it, then you dunk it, then you eat it, and then you get high. That doesn’t sound right, does it? But that’s how the cookie crumbles these days – with a high. That is, according to a new rat study which found that Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine – at least in rats.
Researchers found that Oreos activate more neurons in the brain’s pleasure center than cocaine or morphine. While this was only tested on rats, it may spell bad news for us. That’s because high-fat and high-sugar foods are more affordable and more accessible than actual drugs, say the authors of the study.