Science Earth


Written By Admin on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 9:51:00 PM

The currently offered sandwich cookie made of two chocolate wafers and a sweet crème filling, known as Oreo, is produced by Nabisco. It started selling in U.S. 104 years ago, on March 6, 1912. Since then, it has been the best-selling cookie in U.S.

Oreo has 22 different flavors in America, but they are not all available in every country.

But did you know that these sweet sandwich cookies are as addictive as cocaine? When eating them, our brain enjoys them in a similar way as enjoying the drug.

Oreo cookies were the subject of a rat study conducted by a teacher of neuroscience at the Connecticut College and his students. They investigated the reaction of Oreo to our systems, suggesting they cause addiction just as cocaine.

Professor Joseph Schroeder stated that their study supported the theory that high-sugar/high-fat foods promote our brain just as drugs do. This is why some people can’t resist these foods although they know they harm their health.

The discovery of their study was that rat’s satisfaction obtained by consuming Oreo is the same as that when exposed to morphine or drug. The study also showed that more neurons were activated in the pleasure center of rat’s brain when consuming Oreo, as oppose to exposure on highly addictive and dangerous drugs. Besides being highly addictive, Oreo cookies contain many dangerous ingredients.

Ingredients of Oreo Cookies:

Unbleached unriched flour (niacin, wheat flour, vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate); folic acid, vitamin B2 (riboflavin)), sugar, reduced iron, high oleic conola oil, and/or canola oil, and/or palm oil, and/or soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup. Cocoa (processed with alkali), leavening (baking soda and/or calcium phosphate), cornstarch, vanillin, soy lecithin, chocolate, salt.

Reduced Iron

The remains of Rust which have been de-rusted using hydrogen and electrical current.

Synthetic Folic Acid

Remaining form of folic acid after treating the bacteria Lactobacillus Casei with multiple acids.

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

The lab rats which were given high fructose corn syrup gained 300 percent more fat than the rats fed with regular or fruit sugar (even in slightly increased amounts). Moreover, it increases the bad cholesterol that fattens the heart, causing buildup of plaque and high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.

Kidneys, gallbladder, and liver process high fructose corn syrup. It damages the liver, and fatty liver can be one consequence. Scarring of the liver reduces its capacity to process out toxins which can cause various illnesses. High fructose corn syrup contains high amount of Mercury. Its exposure, especially in infants, can cause irreversible damages in the nervous system and brain.

Soy Lecithin

Did you know that genetically modified soy makes even 93% of soy? Soy lecithin has adverse effects on fertility and reproduction, it can cause breast cancer, as well as cerebral and behavioral abnormalities.
High Oleic Canola oil

Recently, scientists managed to breed certain oils, like sunflower oil, low in polyunsaturated fats and rich in monounsaturated fats, in order to be used in products that are supposed to be shelf-stable. The GMO vegetable oil – canola oil, is produced from the Rapeseed Plant in Canada. This country paid the Food and Drug Administration about $50 just to register and recognize rapeseed as “safe”. GMOs are produced to endure heavy spraying with herbicides and pesticides, and FDA doesn’t test their safety .

According to Technology Magazine for Farmers, The Online Innovation, and AgriAlternatives, these rapeseed oils are toxic in their nature to both, humans and animals. These oils have long being used in the production of industrial oils.

Soybean Oil

Soy is the food that contains the highest levels of plant estrogen – phytoestrogen, which mimics the estrogen in humans. High phytoestrogen intake is the number one cause of breast cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, and infertility.
  • Soy contains extremely high amounts of Goitrogens – substances that disrupts the thyroid hormone production.
  • Phytlates included in soy are blocking the absorption of minerals
  • Trypsin inhibitors found in Soy, impedes the protein digestion
  • 93 percent of soy is GM
Calcium Phosphate

Ingestion of calcium phosphate can cause serious side effects: mental/mood changes, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, unusual weight loss, bone/muscle pain, increased urination, tiredness, weakness, fast/pounding heartbeat, increased thirst, headache.

The signs of serious allergic reaction are swelling/itching, especially of the throat, tongue, and face, rash, trouble breathing, and severe dizziness.


Vanillin is not a true vanilla, although it’s chemically manufactured to mimic its taste. It is usually combined with corn syrup, sugar, or similar low-quality sweetener for a better taste of the product.