I read an interesting article about high-fat foods and addiction. A recent study with rats has shown that the dopamine receptors in the brains of these rats were affected by high fat food in the same way their brains were affected by cocaine and heroin. Apparently foods like cheesecake and french-fries would cause these junk-food-junkie rats to walk over an electrified cage just to stuff their little rat faces full of pie. Of course then my mind wandered off to how these rats would behave if set free. Surely they would go get tiny semi-automatic guns, hold up liquor stores and then alienate their rat friends and families in order to score some delicious chocolate cake or a McDonaldâ€™s happy meal. Then they would get busted and locked up in rat-prison or if they were lucky, rat-rehab. A tiny, fuzzy, high-fat dopamine induced tragedy just waiting to happen.
Then I got a little sad.
Then remembered that I promised I would lighten up a little this week with my AI.
So I decided to make some cookies and score a little dopamine rush of my own. And then I thought I would fill you in on a little known fact: Skepchick Jill hasnâ€™t been seen much around Skepchick headquarters because she is busy blissfully baking cookies and has started a super-sweet cookie club complete with a blog! I recommend you check it out! And Jill, I recommend you get some tiny security cams because itâ€™s just a matter of time before some tiny paws will be knocking on your cookie jars!
What is your favorite cookie or sweet treat? Recipes get bonus points!
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.