Nutrition specialists have finally acknowledged the addictive power of bacon. They have reached this conclusion after they have noticed that people can’t stop consuming this product in spite of the unhealthy and negative effects it has on our body.
Bacon has been linked to highly fatal diseases, such as, colorectal cancer. It is the main source of fatty liver disease, cholesterol and heart diseases because it is generally too fat for humans to consume. Yet, there are people, who say it is worth sacrificing your life for a piece of bacon. These individuals cannot let a day go by without at least two slices of bacon.
So what it is that they are suffering from? According to researchers at the Oxford University, these people suffer from bacon addiction. The Wealth Health Organization is seriously thinking to introduce programs to help them overcome their illnesses.
Such measures are required, especially since there are increasingly more bacon victims every year. The organization has conducted many medical studies and they have all pointed out that many cancer types are in direct connection with bacon and meat consumption.
Experts at the Oxford University have studied this disease and they have reached the conclusion, too, that eating one steal per week can increase colorectal cancer risks by two fifths. Imagine what meat can do to people who consume larger amounts per week. Cancer risks amount to 18 percent in their case, experts have concluded.
In an attempt to find how addictive bacon can be, researchers at the University of Michigan assessed various types of products using the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Bacon, like cheese, has turned out incredibly addictive because of the large amounts of chemicals and fats it contains.
The study has revealed that the fatter a product is, the more humans want to eat it. And this because the reward areas in our brain is activated every time we consume this product. The drug-like chemicals are not helping, either because they lead to the production of casomorphins – a hormone that has more or less the same effects as morphine.
Taking these aspects into consideration, health organizations should encourage meat and bacon consumers to follow addiction programs. If they won’t give up their unhealthy habits, they should at least get informed on the harmful effects of the products they consume.