You already understand why you can't stop eating Oreos, and now science is shedding light on another one of your food addictions: sushi. According to biophysicist Ole Mouritsen, it all lies in Nemo's muscles. Fish have incredibly soft ones, thanks to their lazy attitudes toward the gym, so they boast a silky smooth texture when served raw and flaky, and a light texture when cooked. Stuff like chicken and beef is a lot tougher, meaning it can skew ropey and/or chewy. Understandably, you develop more of a dependency on the smooth stuff, which is probably why you end up ordering 30 pieces of sashimi as an appetizer. Luckily, fish is pretty healthy. Now that you know why you have a problem, go forth and order many mackerel rolls.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist and thinks the best sushi is the kind served with free wine. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.
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