During this in mind can make a person addicted to chocolate or commonly called the chocoholic. But whether the consumption of chocolate can make a person's addiction?
Dependence involves three important components, namely the existence of an intense desire, loss of control over the desired object and continuously consumed while the effect is bad.
Early studies found that a person can demonstrate this to the food 3. In addition, many people who could be triggered appetite when seeing or smelling food even just eaten.
Generally foods that can cause addiction are high in fat and high in carbohydrates, and chocolate is known to contain sugars and fats are often used in studies of food cravings.
The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that when a person is given chocolate smell or see the parts of the brain that regulates desire to be active. When drunk the brain activity in the area is reduced, this pattern is also found in people who are addicted.
Meanwhile, another study from researchers at Drexel University who uses candy to find people will experience psychological reactions such as intense pleasure and the desire to consume more when eating chocolate candy.
Sebahaya food addiction is not generally a drug or alcohol addiction, but still have side effects such as obesity and loss of control eating can be a risk factor of several diseases. For it to be no limit in taking them in order not to cause adverse effects.
In addition there are other things that distinguish drug addiction to food, the food necessary for survival while such drugs are not addictive substances.