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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ELI5: because historically, overeating was not a problem. Cavemen weren’t worried about getting fat from eating too many calories, they were worried about dying from eating too few calories. So we grew to prefer foods with higher calories, which are foods higher in fat and carbohydrates and protein.

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