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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Whole foods are not “healthy” or “unhealthy”. We like fruits, we like meat, i.e. we like sugar and fat and protein. There’s nothing inherently wrong or “unhealthy” with those.

One problem with the modern world is that we have all foods in abundance, basically unlimited amounts.

The other problem is that we can make processed foods that contain a lot of fats and sugar, and are made up mostly of unsatiating simple carbs, and are nutritionally poor. They trigger our craving for fats and sugars without providing enough nutritional quality or satiety, so we tend to overeat on nutritionally poor junk, which is what makes us unhealthy.

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