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Are You a Pizza-holic? Science Proves Pizza Is the Most Addictive Food

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's... addiction?

If you’ve ever felt withdraws when you’ve gone a while without a nice slice of pizza, do not panic. You are not alone and you may be surprised to also know that science says cheese is as addictive as cocaine.

A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine revealed that pizza is the most addictive food.

The study utilized the  Yale Food Addiction Scale and surveyed 120 undergraduate students and 400 adults. The study aimed to find whether the participants had a problem controlling how much they ate of a particular food. Eighteen of the items were processed foods. Topping the list were pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, ice cream, french fries, cake, and soda.

The lead author of the study, Erica Schulte, explained that “In a similar manner that drugs are processed to increase their addictive potential, this study provides insight that highly processed foods may be intentionally manufactured to be particularly rewarding through the addition of fat and refined carbohydrates, like white flour and sugar.”

The entire list is below:

1. Pizza

2. Chocolate

3.  Chips

4. Cookie

5. Ice Cream

6. French Fries

7. Cheeseburger

8. Non-Diet Soda

9. Cake

10. Cheese

11. Bacon

12. Fried Chicken

13. Rolls

14. Buttered Popcorn

15. Cereal

16. Gummies

17. Steak

18. Muffins

19. Nuts

20. Eggs

21. Chicken Breast

22. Pretzels

23. Plain Crackers

24. Water

25. Granola Bar

26. Strawberries

27. Corn (without butter or salt)

28. Salmon

29. Banana

30. Broccoli

31. Plain Brown Rice

32. Apple

33. Beans

34. Carrots

35. Cucumbers

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