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Why do we enjoy 'bad' food?

Commented on May 14, 2014
Created May 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Why, after millions of years of evolution do we enjoy eating foods that are 'bad' for us?

Is there something wrong with our instincts? Or is it possible that these foods are not as bad as we've been led to believe?

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Definitely this. Teams of peoples livelihoods since around the 1970s has revolved around finding the right combination of ingredients, to send certain signals to the brain, to make consumers want to consume more. It'd be beautiful it they could do that with the add in that it's also amazing for us.

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at 06:13 PM

I think Michael has it mostly right. Ultimately it all comes down to the brain. The brain, and in particular the hypothalamus, regulates glucose metabolism. Pleasure seeking is also done primarily in the brain. The food companies have figured out how to play with a ratio sugar, salt, and fat as well as texture to create foods that cost very little to produce, hit multiple craving for most humans, and leave us with very little nutrition.

Some good reading to go diver much more deepy:

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on May 14, 2014
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I see it as being part of life, in order for creation there has to be apparent duality, good/bad, pleasure/pain, and of course temptation as sometimes the bad things feel good, if everything that felt good was good for us it would actually be a curse as we wouldn't ever question the nature of reality, we would be perpetually satisfied with what are ultimately superficial unsatisfactory things.

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on May 14, 2014
at 03:15 PM

Habituation, hardwiring...- industrial 'food' being engineered to hit all the spots that people are hardwired to like (salty, sweet... Fatty, carby products...). But without the nutrition... Once equilrbrium is thrown off, the cycle continues. Unless that is, it doesn't, when people reclaim power from big business as much as possible...

2a948c73718167614cbb5130a2f77293

on May 14, 2014
at 06:19 PM

Definitely this. Teams of peoples livelihoods since around the 1970s has revolved around finding the right combination of ingredients, to send certain signals to the brain, to make consumers want to consume more. It'd be beautiful it they could do that with the add in that it's also amazing for us.

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