Originally Posted by BendtheBar
From my understanding it's an excitotoxin, which stimulates the brain to eat it and continue eating it.
So it appears that it creates and fosters and urge. How this impacts cravings long term, I am not sure.
Of course, I forgot that part, yes, it does increase the desire for the item...drug-style; I seem to remember reading that years ago (I haven't looked at the youtube link yet, brain a bit foggy at present).
I wonder if that is why people can plough through a mutlipack or jumbo pack of chips/crisps? Could be. Funny how obesity is then the individual's problem and cause, then!
Food for thought (no pun intended).