Donuts, chips and pizza should be redefined as DRUGS, scientist say

Daily Mail

Highly-processed foods should be reclassified as drugs because they are as addictive and harmful as cigarettes, scientists argue.

Researchers claim items like donuts, sugary cereals and pizza meet the meet official criteria that established cigarettes as a drug in the 1990s.

These include causing compulsive use and mood altering affects on the brain, and having properties or ingredients that reinforce addiction or trigger cravings.

Ultra processed foods – which also include things like soda, chips, pastries and candies – contain high amounts of unnatural flavorings, preservatives and sweeteners.

These properties give them their delicious flavor — but also make them high in calories, fat, sugar or salt, which raise the risk of obesity and other chronic illnesses.

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One thought on “Donuts, chips and pizza should be redefined as DRUGS, scientist say

  1. Well, that’s about all stores sell these days as far as food goes, so I don’t know what else we’re supposed to eat besides fruit and vegetables for a quick meal. It sucks.

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