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This explains so much! Mmmmm, cheese! 
cupofchi:

I can’t tell if this makes me feel better or worse about my relationship with cheese:
Ever wonder if your love of cheese is borderline addiction?
It might not be pure hyperbole. “If you love cheese so much and joke that you think you might be addicted — well, you probably are,” the Boston Globe’s The Next Great Generation said.

The primary protein in milk is casein. When the human body digests casein, it produces casomorphins, which have an opiate-like effect on humans. Because cheese is denser than, for example, milk, the casein is more heavily concentrated, meaning that eating cheese produces a larger amount of casomorphins in the body compared to eating other dairy products.

Not to mention, research going back to the ’80s also found that cheese contains tiny amounts of morphine, which scientists say might help calm calves and help them bond with their mothers.
While cheese is high in calories and fat, its calcium does help build strong bones and teeth. These days, Americans eat about 33 pounds of cheese a year, three times the rate of 1970.
If you’re not convinced cheese has addictive qualities, even the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine refers to it as”dairy crack.”
(via Is Cheese Addictive? | thanks to H)

This explains so much! Mmmmm, cheese!

cupofchi:

I can’t tell if this makes me feel better or worse about my relationship with cheese:

Ever wonder if your love of cheese is borderline addiction?

It might not be pure hyperbole. “If you love cheese so much and joke that you think you might be addicted — well, you probably are,” the Boston Globe’s The Next Great Generation said.

The primary protein in milk is casein. When the human body digests casein, it produces casomorphins, which have an opiate-like effect on humans. Because cheese is denser than, for example, milk, the casein is more heavily concentrated, meaning that eating cheese produces a larger amount of casomorphins in the body compared to eating other dairy products.

Not to mention, research going back to the ’80s also found that cheese contains tiny amounts of morphine, which scientists say might help calm calves and help them bond with their mothers.

While cheese is high in calories and fat, its calcium does help build strong bones and teeth. These days, Americans eat about 33 pounds of cheese a year, three times the rate of 1970.

If you’re not convinced cheese has addictive qualities, even the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine refers to it as”dairy crack.”

(via Is Cheese Addictive? | thanks to H)

  1. littlemisshappyhour reblogged this from phillyfilly and added:
    Fun Fact about Trick*: He is the world’s pickiest eater. As in, orders EVERYTHING “plain” and puts ketchup on his...
  2. runsforbrunch reblogged this from curiositykeepsleading and added:
    This explains the brick of parmigiano reggiano in my refrigerator.
  3. thestorythief said: Forks Over Knives. Watch it. Unless you’ve seen it already. Super interesting and talks a lot about this and other things like this. We’ll talk about it this summer. Loves and Hugs
  4. curiositykeepsleading reblogged this from phillyfilly and added:
    All I want now is some goat cheese.
  5. capeterson reblogged this from zedislepidus
  6. 808sandfunfetticakes reblogged this from str8nochaser and added:
    whatever. cheese is perfect
  7. briefwondrouslaura reblogged this from constantlyintransition and added:
    SO MUCH MORE OF MY LIFE MAKES SENSE.
  8. blackladyblue reblogged this from str8nochaser and added:
    Two days ago my sister said I was addicted to cheese. She might have a point. Goat cheese brie. Oh, that would be so...
  9. thoughtsaboutnothingatall reblogged this from cupofchi
  10. str8nochaser reblogged this from phillyfilly and added:
    The real creamy crack. GIMME ALL DE CHEESES.
  11. zedislepidus reblogged this from phillyfilly and added:
    BRB, going to go get high off cheese.
  12. constantlyintransition reblogged this from phillyfilly and added:
    Cheese doesn’t last long in our house…we eat it ALL the time!
  13. phillyfilly reblogged this from cupofchi and added:
    Well. This makes sense. Also, all I can think about is brie and apples for dinner now.
  14. dontgimmienolines reblogged this from cupofchi and added:
    Hi my name is Anna, and I am addicted to cheese.
  15. mamamcg reblogged this from cupofchi and added:
    This explains so much! Mmmmm, cheese!
  16. randomrantings said: DAIRY CRACK???!!! Lmao! That is a surprisingly accurate term to describe my love of cheese