The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food
I wasn’t too shocked at anything I read in this article by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Moss, however learning the origins of Oscar Meyer Lunchables was eye-opening. They use crackers instead of bread because those boxes need to be able to sit in warehouses for up to 2 months…
Also, if you haven’t heard the story of Prego’s chunky tomato sauce (Malcolm Gladwell spoke about it at TED), then this is definitely worth a read.
Discovery News: Eating Bad Food Linked to Depression
Man, talk about a Catch-22.
Absolutely the truth. Junk food tastes so good because humans are conditioned to crave sugary, fatty, and salty foods for survival. These foods trick our minds into thinking we need them, but the problem is, they are mostly made of artificial ingredients. Also, we’re not hunter/gatherers anymore! We have not reason to stockpile fats and sugars.
Even if I crave something like french fries or soda, I never feel as satisfied as I hoped after I give in to the craving. Throw in the “guilt factor” that we are forced to feel by the mainstream media, etc, and I really feel disgusting.