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Casomorphin. Can’t give up Cheese?

Casomorphin. Can’t give up Cheese?

Want to become vegen plantbased eater but just chant give up cheese? This is a common response to talking about changing to a plantbased diet. But do you know why you find it so hard to give up cheese? Well its addictive…

Yes, its addictive, dont laugh becuase it is, there is a reason people find it difficult to give up. There are a reasons behind cravings for cheese!

So whats in cheese that makes it addictive? Casomorphin

Casein & Casomorphin

Cheese contains casein  a slow-digesting dairy protein.

Casomorphin is derived from the digestion of the milk protein casein.

Research has shown the Casomorphin contains mild opiates and that opioid activity a substance morphine-like that makes it additive.

Eating cheese triggers the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. They are only mild, but they are just strong enough to keep you coming back for more!

Milk is produced to help babies (calfs) grow and thrive and ensure they continue to eat and survive. As a mother I can remember that “sedated” and “happy” look on my babies face when I was feeding them. That’s the same feelings you get when you eat cheese. 

Our brain’s reward us for eating foods by releasing dopamine in order to encourage us to eat more. Dopamine makes our bodies even more attracted to whatever produced that effect. Which is why we crave it so much!

Casomorphin Research

Formation and Degradation of Beta-casomorphins in Dairy Processing

Book: The Cheese Trap – How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy – Neal D. Barnard

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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