The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – NY Times investigative reporter Michael Moss writes about the extraordinary science behind taste and addiction to junk foods….
The Place of Junk Food in Long-term Food Storage – This is a guest post By Bam Bam. I imagine that most of you are like my dh and I: we tend to stay away from junk food. But I have been reconsidering the role of junk ……
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Controlling a Junk Food Addiction – Junk food addiction, like drug addiction, affects the reward center in your brain. Grocery shopping on a full stomach makes it easier to resist picking up junk food items along the way. Email check failed, please try again. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Oct 28, 2013 · essay on junk food, fast food, advantages and disadvantages of junk food or fast food,…
Quotations about food and eating, from The Quote Garden….
Oct 01, 2013 · Michael Moss explains the psychology of what makes Nacho Cheese Doritos so alluring….
Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know that poor nutrition is related to heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments….
Apr 27, 2009 · He went in the middle of the night, long after the last employee had locked up the Chili’s Grill and Bar. He’d steer his car around the back, check to make ……
The Rise of Stealth Marketing. Kids are quite literally being deceived into destroying their health potential by junk food companies seeking revenue….
They are walking more, eating less junk food and eating wholesome foods, like those evil carbs and grains. . . Yes, of course the brain converts fat to glucose for energy, but it cannot convert enough and fast enough for those times when we put the brain through its paces.
Your Comments. Junk food is great! I know it is unhealthy, but it tastes better than vegetables. Stefan, 10, Margate. Natalie, 14, Wales. Please ban it, I know it’s bad for me but I can’t resist! Toni, 15, Kent. Yes, they should be banned.
In the case of junk food, food manufacturers are looking for a perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain and gets you coming back for more. The result is that foods that promote salivation do a happy little tap dance on your brain and taste better than ones that don’t.
Why do our taste buds so frequently override our brains and tell us that eating that bag of potato chips, or that second snack cake, is worth the risk? Apparently, it’s not really our fault—junk food is addictive because food companies have designed it to be that way.
Here’s how your brain reacts to junk food, which makes it harder for you to say “no”… Eating foods you enjoy, that taste, smell and feel nice in your mouth, work on the reward centre of your brain. It’s about the signals your brain sends you and the cravings you can’t resist.
We review all sorts of junk food and fast food. We eat it so you don’t have to!…
After 20 minutes, I can’t concentrate on anything, I feel anxious, and start fidgeting like crazy. Finally, admitting my addiction, I break. Almost instantly, I relax, my brain in a state of bliss as the chemical courses through my veins. Isn’t it amazing what a few scoops of ice cream can do?
Feb 20, 2013 · Grant Cornett for The New York Times; Prop Stylist: Janine Iversen . A chemist by training with a doctoral degree in food science, Behnke became Pillsbury ……