It’s ooey, gooey, soft and chewy… and apparently, it’s one of the most popular guilty pleasures!
According to a new study at the University of Michigan, pizza is the most addictive junk food. It knocked out potato chips, pop and ice cream for the top spot.
“It makes me happy,” said Domenico TElemaco, owner of New York Pizza Depot in Ann Arbor.
“I completely agree pizza is at the top of the list of food I would prefer to eat,” said pizza lover Heather Colohan.
Many have their own reasons as to why they keep coming back for more.
“It’s the cheese,” said pizza lover Randy Cook.
“Combination of the cheese and the sauce,” said Colohan. “It feels like home.”
“The combination of the dough and the sauce and the cheese,” said Telemaco. “The saltiness of cheese, the sweetness of the tomato.”
According to the U of M study, highly processed foods share the same pharmacokinetic properties.
Which basically means the way your body absorbs, processes, and excretes a substance just like drugs for abuse.
"Eat more pizza,” said Telemaco. “A slice a day keeps the doctor away.”