09 Sep '11, 8pm

Food Highs: Can Some Benign Ingredients Really Take You Higher?: The market is currently flooded with a literall...

Food Highs: Can Some Benign Ingredients Really Take You Higher?: The market is currently flooded with a literall...

The market is currently flooded with a literally dizzying array of foods and drinks whose sole purpose is mood enhancement and consciousness modification. These include everything from turbocharged energy drinks fortified with massive amounts of caffeine and taurine to melatonin-laden cookies and cakes to make you pass out before the cookie crumbs hit the floor. At quick glance, our convenience food culture now very much mirrors our expanding culture of serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (or SSRIs), which provides and ever-shifting selection of moods and states of consciousness to choose from. But the notion of altering one’s mood or consciousness through food and drink is nothing new (especially not drink) and there exist an array of foods that have been known and proven to be mood altering, and in some cases, get you nominally (if not particularly) high

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