The musings of Tyson, the anarchic beerhound, as he sups his way through life's bitter vale of tears. Eating a lot of cheese along the way.
Monday, 19 March 2012
The Science of Cheese
At last: scientific validation for me stuffing my face with cheese every chance I get. According to the Journal of Food Science, cheese is a very rich source of phenylethylamine. This is a chemical related to amphetamines and triggers the brain into releasing mood-boosting hormones. So that explains the “cheese buzz”.
But wait there’s more. Apparently cheese also contains norepinephrine, which is a hormone that boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles. So forget the treadmill and bring on the Quattro Formaggi.