There are numerous people who are literally addicted to cheese and there is a scientific explanation of this phenomenon – in the 1980s scientists found that cheese has small amounts of morphine in it. Yes, you read it right.
Morphine is an opiate that causes addiction and is used to relieve pain. However, it is found in cow and human milk. Its presence probably makes sure newborn babies are strongly bonded to their mothers, so they can obtain all the necessary nutrients in order to grow healthily.
In addition, cheese contains high levels of casein. This is a protein that breaks into casomorphins when we digest it. Thus, eating cheese is not only addictive, but it is also quite pleasurable after the fact, too.
However, if you like cheese, you should keep in mind it is rich in cholesterol and saturated fats, so consuming too much of it may cause heart troubles. Experts recommend reducing the amount of cheese we eat in order to maintain a healthy diet and to improve our general well-being.
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