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.
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”.