Ditching junk food causes withdrawals similar to drug addiction, study says

There are so many things that can be very addictive in today’s time. Addiction can take in different forms, having drugs and alcohol as the most common ones. This problem of addiction has been a challenge across the world and until the present time, all of us are suffering because of it. The goal here is to help people end their addiction through addiction treatment centers and other initiatives.

ditch_junk_foodQuitting addiction is very difficult and new research study has suggested that eliminating junk foods from our diet can have similar symptoms of withdrawal like the ones experienced by people who are addicted to drugs. This makes it a challenge for so many people and this is why help should be more available for them such as having more rehab services around.

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – You may want to think twice before reaching for another fry or two.

By thinking twice, we mean go ahead and have at it!

New research suggests that sometimes it can be hard to completely nix junk foods from our diets because doing so can result in symptoms of withdrawal similar to those experienced by people who are addicted to drugs, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

The research published in the current issue of Appetite is believed to be the first study of its kind that examines withdrawal symptoms people experience when they stop indulging in these foods as part of their regular diet.

A total 231 adults participated in the study and were asked to report any physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms experienced after cutting back or completely abstaining from junk foods over the past year.

If they tried to quit several times, they had to report their most recent experience then any withdrawal symptoms that a person typically has when trying to cut down on nicotine or cannabis use.

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