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The highly addictive nature of junk food is one of our generation’s great concerns—food is being engineered specifically to be more appealing than its natural counterparts.
Some studies have suggested that foods like processed grain came about far too quickly and are doing quite a number on your mind and body.
The problem with junk food is due to the fact that it is a “super stimulating ” version of a natural reward we are supposed to pursue. Food addiction is the real deal , and a tough habit to break because the triggers are ever present.
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C.S. Lewis has some great thoughts on this: “Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of the wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gi...
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Before you panic, freak out, and throw away all of your Oreos + cancel your internet subscription, remember—everything in moderation.
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Dr. Barrett seems to think that the link is closer then we believe, arguing that supernormal stimulation govern the behavior of humans as powerfully as that of animals.
The hypothesis is that just like Tinbergen’s quick introductions of abnormal stimulation to animals, advancing technology ...
Unsurprisingly, psychologists are now giving serious consideration to the web, recognizing that it may be a very addictive outlet. It allows unfettered control to engage in nearly anything, and some countries like Japan and South Korea have had serious problems
In both cases, the main change is awareness . Awareness that the reason we are drawn to sickly desserts is because they are sweeter than any naturally-occurring fruit.
Awareness that watching television activates the primitive ‘orienting response’, keeping our eyes drawn to...
Giving something up for just a small period of time can help you understand its place in your life, especially when it’s an optional activity. If you try to stay away from something for just a few days, and you find yourself becoming anxious and agitated, that could be your body telling you somet...
Some research suggests that certain things we enjoy today would be classified as supernormal stimuli , a term evolutionary biologists use to describe any stimulus that elicits a response stronger than the stimulus for which it evolved—even if it’s artificial.
Do you know what supernormal stimuli is? If not read this articles.
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The term "junk" refers to something that we wouldn't want or garbage. The point as to why junk food is called as such is because these junk foods are processed foods that offer little to no nutritional value.
The four reasons why people choose junk food over healthy foods ...
From a macronutrient perspective, organic junk foods are often identical to their conventional counterparts.
They tend to be equally high in sugar and low in protein and fiber, which makes food less satiating and more likely to cause health problems long term.
We see junk food in every store and fast food places in almost every corner of the city. Regardless of the individual item, both junk food and fast food products are generally easy to grab and bring with you.
The ease of storage and the rapid production of junk foods are m...
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