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Feb. 4, 2021 – Can you be addicted to chocolate? Though this is still a controversial topic, a growing amount of research supports treating food addictions like other types of substance addictions.
Addictive foods impact many of the same brain and nervous system pathways typically affected by drug addictions. They might also elicit behaviors similar to those caused by other addictions (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source).
Thus, food addiction may occur when specific foods or nutrients repeatedly trigger your brain’s reward system.
Some foods are believed to be more addictive than others.
Highly processed foods that are high in sugar and fat — like many types of chocolate — are often considered more addictive than less processed foods like fruits and vegetables.
Here’s a look at how much sugar, fat, and carbs an average 1.5-ounce (45-gram) serving of chocolate contains.