Tuesday, July 5, 2011

French fries can be as addictive as marijuana

French fries can be as addictive as marijuana.

One study discovered why the consumption of fatty foods gives us much satisfaction and why it is so hard to stop eating.

Have you ever started eating a bag of chips and you could not stop until you finish it? Turns out that with snacks you become dependent, like marijuana.

According to a study by the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa in collaboration with the University of California at Irvine, the reason that fatty foods produce endocannabinoids satisfaction is a substance produced by the intestine that has effects similar to cannabinoids present in marijuana.


When we get to face a food rich in fat, tongue sends a signal to the brain, which in turn, sends the gut stimulate the production of endocannabinoids.

What causes this substance? Activates other cells through chemical, causing an insatiable desire to eat potatoes.

In addition, endocannobonides interfere with the production of hormones related to hunger and satiety. So play an important role in the regulation of fatty foods.


"In evolutionary terms, man eating fat to survive because they are a great source of energy, but at present it is not necessary liberal intake of these to live", said Daniele Piomelli, director of the Department of Drug Discovery of ITT.

Note that this effect is not limited to potato chips, but in general all those fat foods like junk food.

'The Daily Mail adds that the study suggests the possibility of avoiding this trend. How? Blocking the activity of endocannobonides through, for example, a substance that blocks cannabinoid receptors

And this drug should not enter the brain, Piomelli said that would not cause side effects characteristic of blocking endocannobonides, such as anxiety and depression.


Light Recipes. Meat and Cabbage Pie Low Calories

Light Recipes. Meat and Cabbage Pie Low Calories

This time we bring you this delicious low calories recipe, ideal for those who are on a diet or for those who like to keep fit by eating rich. This recipe is very simple to do, especially delicious is so that you will enjoy alone or in company of friends or family.


  • 2 onions,
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cloves garlic,
  • 1 bay leaf
  • peppers,
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 / 4 kilo of lean ground beef
  • Soup in quantity,
  • ½ kilo cabbage
  • 30 g cornstarch
  • 1 / 2 liter of skim milk
  • 30 g of cheese machine
  • salt, pepper, red pepper and paprika to season.


Saute the chopped onions with a tablespoon of oil along with chopped garlic and add the bay leaf, chili pepper and green pepper cut into strips. Cook a few minutes and incorporate lean ground beef, adding broth during cooking to prevent drying. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper and paprika.

Cut the cabbage into thin strips and mix with meat. Put this mixture into a source of previously oiled glass baking dish. Prepare a white sauce, cornstarch diluted in skim milk and cook, stirring, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and chopped cheese machine. Pour over meat mixture and bake in moderate oven 45 minutes.

Now enjoy this delicious meat pies and cabbage.

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