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We live in a world where we are surrounded by food products that are scientifically engineered to be habit-forming. Do you really think you have the freedom of choice? 

Why we can't stop eating unhealthy foods

Why we can't stop eating unhealthy foods



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Designed to be hooked

At no point in history has humans been so bombarded by stuff designed to get us hooked. Companies compete on the basis of creating evermore habit-forming products.

Food is no different. Food corporations hire scientists to engineer habit-forming foods. The brain imaging t...

Sugar is the go-to habit-forming food

As long as food corporations aren't breaking narcotics laws, they can formulate their products any way they want and make them even more habit-forming. 

Coco-cola was formulated in the 1880s. At one time, the coca-cola corporation was forced to change its recipe as cocaine was made illegal...

Diseases caused by processed foods and sugar

When it comes to processed food and sugar, we're all living in an obstacle course. Habit-forming foods are on every corner in your grocery store. Besides the rising obesity worldwide, what is more concerning is the appearance of adult diseases in children.

  • Type-2 diabetes is linked to ...

Solutions that evade us

Educating the public in healthy choices doesn't work. 48% of Americans are still drinking a sugary drink or more a day. 

In a sugar-saturated environment, you'll probably reach for what is within your reach, and if it's a concentrated source of pleasure that is carefully engineered to get y...

  • Soda companies intentionally keep their prices down so we'll buy more. If we put a tax on this soda, that raises the price a little and nudges us away.
  • Food corporations bombard our children with advertisements for Captain Crunch and Cocoa Puffs. We can take ...

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