Your Cheese Addiction Is Real
Cheese is addictive. It's scientifically proven.By Katie Link | October 22, 2015
Public service announcement: Your cheese addiction is now backed by science.
According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, you're addicted to cheese because of the way it's processed.
Cheese has an ingredient called casein, which is a protein found in all milk products. When casein is digested, it releases opiates called casomorphins. Casomorphins impact the dopamine receptors and trigger the addictive element. There you have it.