My Grandson,4, who is shy of eating anything has one exception.
As the ad has it, he goes for the center portion and often leaves the Biscuit portion to me.
He is so fond of them we often give him Oreo under the mistaken impression that it is healthy- as most Biscuits are.
Now a Study has reveled that Oreo Cookies are as addictive as Cocaine and may cause serious diseases like Cancer, Obesity and Diabetes.
I would recommend parents to desist from giving Oreo Cookies to children.
Do not wait for second opinion on this as parents often do saying that the Study is not 100% correct.
No manufacturer is going to tell you what he has manufactured or is manufacturing is bad.
Child will not lose anything by not eating a cookie, though make the children unlearn a habit is difficult.
But it must be done.
According to a new study from Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience, Oreo cookies (given to lab rats) are just as addictive as cocaine. And yes, just like most of us, lab rats went for the middle first.
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” said Professor Joseph Schroeder in a statement. “It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them.”
Schroeder and his team found that lab rats formed an “equally strong association” between the pleasure of eating an Oreo cookie and being in the same environment as cocaine or morphine. Research showed eating Oreos activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than being exposed to drugs.
Several studies have shown sugar itself is just as addictive as drugs like cocaine and often cause deadly diseases like obesity, diabetes and cancer. Health professionals are particularly concerned about our daily sugar consumption because it’s in almost everything we eat.
For the Connecticut College study, lab rats were put in a maze with an Oreo cookie on one end and rice cakes on the other. Of course, unsurprisingly, all of the rats went toward the Oreo first.
The team then took these results and compared them to another study that injected lab rats with a shot of cocaine or morphine on one side of a maze and a shot of saline on the other. The result? The rats gravitated toward the “drugs” just like they did with the Oreos.
“Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/high-sugar foods may present even more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability,” said neuroscience major Jamie Honohan.
History of Oreo.
The “Oreo Biscuit” was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912 at its Chelsea factory inNew York City, which was located on Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. Today, this same block of Ninth Avenue is known as “Oreo Way.” The name Oreo was first trademarked on March 14, 1912. It was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshinecompany, introduced in 1908.
The original design of the cookie featured a wreath around the edge of the cookie and the name “OREO” in the center. In the United States, they were sold for 25 cents a pound in novelty cans with clear glass tops.
The Oreo Biscuit was renamed in 1921, to “Oreo Sandwich.” A new design for the cookie was introduced in 1924. A lemon-filled variety was available briefly during the 1920s, but was discontinued.
In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed the “Oreo Creme Sandwich”; it was changed in 1974 to the Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. The modern-day Oreo design was developed in 1952 by William A. Turnier, to include the Nabisco logo.
The modern Oreo cookie filling was developed by Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Porcello. Porcello held five patents directly related to his work on the Oreo. He also created a line of Oreo cookies covered in dark chocolate and white chocolate. Porcello retired from Nabisco in 1993.
Nabisco began a marketing program in 2008, advertising the use of Oreo cookies in a game called DSRL, which stands for “Double Stuf Racing League.” The DSRL was introduced one week prior to Super Bowl XLII. This sport had also been endorsed by football brothers Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. Sisters Venus and Serena Williams have also joined, and challenged the Mannings to a race, which aired in an ad on January 18, 2009. Another campaign started for Golden Double Stuf Oreo cookies with the brothers being challenged by Donald Trump & “Double Trump” played by Darrell Hammond; the date for this competition was January 24, 2010. The Mannings won in both cases. A new ad campaign is currently revolving around a ‘Hooded Menace’ threatening to take over the Double Stuf Racing League, and Eli Manning and Stufy (the DSRL mascot) needing some help airing beginning on or around September 14, 2010. Six days later, it was announced that Shaquille O’Neal and Apolo Ohno joined Oreo Double Stuf Racing League vets Eli Manning and Venus Williams.