Doctor says cheese is addictive like "crack"

A new book called The Cheese Trap might make you want skip dairy altogether.

Dr. Neal Barnard, the book's author and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says cheese is fattening and addictive too.

He says it's addictive because the dairy proteins inside can act as mild opiates.  The fragments of protein attach to the same brain receptors as heroin and other narcotics, and each bite of cheese gives you a small hit of dopamine.

Barnard calls it "dairy crack:"

"Cheese is not just tasty. It actually contains concentrated opiates, along with salt and grease, that tend to keep us hooked."

Cheddar cheese has the most amount of cheese protein, and it can have more calories than Coca-Cola and more salt than potato chips.

Sounds delicious!

Barnard maintains that cutting cheese and dairy out of your diet might be a good way to shed a few pounds, to avoid what he calls the "chubby cheddar."

Eat whatever you want, you control what you put in your body.  If you want to eat some crack cheese, eat some crack cheese!

Read more at USA Today.

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