Wanna Know Why Junk Food is Addictive?

20 Feb

While I work on other posts that help you make real food, please take a few minutes (it is long, but riveting) to read this New York Times article how the junk food industry formulates their products! Illuminating, scary, weird science, indeed! Just click on the header, or the picture and you should get there.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food


7 Responses to “Wanna Know Why Junk Food is Addictive?”

  1. mmmarzipan March 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Fascinating stuff! I am actually planning to do a revamp of my eating habits… articles like this inspire me, even though I do eat loads of veggies and almost exclusively home cooked meals/treats. I know I could eat far healthier and more consciously than I already do.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy March 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      Part of what kills me is how they manipulate our baser natures…Thans for the visit…and WELCOME BACK!!!

      • mmmarzipan March 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

        Absolutely! It’s quite evil!
        Thank you so much- I hope to be around more! xx

  2. Mad Dog February 20, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    The sad thing is that most people buying junk food know it’s bad for them!
    We currently have a huge ready meal scandal in Europe – they’ve been finding horse meat in beef burgers, lasagne, bolognese, ravioli, etc. Personally I don’t object to eating horse, but when the label says beef the product shouldn’t contain something else.
    People need to get back in touch with what they eat and not rely on unscrupulous manufacturers.
    I cook from scratch everyday, or at the very least, freeze my own food to eat on days when I’m in a hurry. I know it’s better quality, but my main reason for doing so is that it tastes superior to mass produced junk 😉

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy February 20, 2013 at 10:38 am #

      This is why Jamie Oliver is such a hero of mine. He encourages people to actually cook. It is rapidly becoming my life’s mission. People like us know how to make good decisions and have the power of the kitchen utensils behind us. So many people today do not have that power.

      • Mad Dog February 20, 2013 at 10:45 am #

        Sadly I think that some people eat to live while others live to eat. If you are just eating to live, you don’t necessarily care what the food is 😦

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy February 20, 2013 at 10:49 am #

        true. but “to live” can be very much enhanced by decent food (even if you are not fussed about how it tastes!)

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