Find out all the latest in this weeks food news!
MOST & LEAST HEALTHY HALLOWEEN CANDY!
Halloween is just days away and that means it's candy time! And while there's really no nutritious candy, Business Insider has done us all a favor by figuring out some of the "healthier" choices, based on calories, fat, sugar, and protein content! Here are the top 5: Tootsie Pops, Jolly Ranchers, Smarties, Take5 and number 1? Reese's Pumpkins!
TRYING TO DIET? REARRANGE YOUR KITCHEN!
According to a new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, people who have healthy foods visible in their kitchen are more likely to be thin and people who place unhealthy foods in view are more likely to be larger. Researchers looked at over 200 kitchens in Syracuse, New York, to see what food people had on their countertops, and they found, for example, that women with soda in view were 24 to 26 pounds heavier, than those who did not. While in households with fruit bowls on the counter, women weighed 13 pounds less.
FINALLY! AN EXPLANATION TO YOUR CHEESE ADDICTION!
And finally, cheese lovers got some interesting news this week when a new study revealed that cheese is as addictive as drugs! Researchers from the University of Michigan, found that certain foods are addictive because of the way they are processed. The more processed and fatty the food, the more it was associated with addictive eating behaviors. In addition, researchers found Cheese to be especially addictive because of an ingredient called casein, a protein found in all milk products. During digestion, casein releases opiates called casomorphins
which attach to opiate receptors in the brain, triggering addiction.