The ultimate guide to why cheese is so addictive - and how to give it up
By Veronica Powell
And casomorphins are opioids, belonging to the same chemical family as morphine and opium, inducing euphoric feelings, and lowering pain.
That means cheese is very high in protein (casein), compared to other dairy products.
This is because for a long time in humankind’s history, food wasn’t always abundant, so our bodies evolved to recognize fatty foods as good energy source, and developed a taste for them.
Break the cycle
Unfortunately, all you need is willpower!
Some restaurants (Zizzi’s and The Stable nationwide, many local pizza shops) now also do pizzas with vegan cheese, don’t be afraid to ask!