2. Food should be a nutrient, not a drug
“Think of your body as a Ferrari. You want to put in the best fuel you can at least 80%–90% of the time,” says Lamm.
People often use food as an anti-depressant, and choose treats with little nutrient value that they think will make them feel better, notes Lamm.
Foods containing high-fructose corn syrup as well as sugar, fat, and taste enhancers can lead to behavioral reactions similar to those caused by drugs such as cocaine, reveals a 2013 study by Francesco Leri, associate professor of neuroscience and applied cognitive science at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.
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