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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Define “unhealthy”.

If we eliminate highly processed foods from the definition then mostly what we’re left with are sweets, alcohols, and other similar indulgences. But are those things actually intrinsically unhealthy?

Our bodies require carbohydrates to survive, so sugars in moderation are a necessity. Alcohol in moderation improves a host of chemical activities in the body including cardiovascular health.

Again, define the word unhealthy. It can only mean “in excess” because it certainly doesn’t mean the food itself.

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