Why do we like unhealthy food so much?

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Couldn’t our biological organisms just prefer the healthy food? It would give us larger chance of survival so genes preferring healthy food should be more popular.

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It’s not that we love unhealthy foods, it’s that we tend to overconsume the foods we love. Sugar and carbohydrates are fantastic sources of energy for our bodies, so we crave them and want more. Salt is a necessary nutrient, so we want it and crave more. When supply is limited, going after these foods is the correct response. Most people in modern societies have access to a nearly unlimited supply of a variety of foods, if we aren’t conscious about our choices, we’ll overconsume those “high priority” types of foods.

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