What Happens to Your Brain When You Eat Junk Food (And Why We Crave It)
Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know that poor nutrition is related to heart problems, high blood pressure, and a host of other health ailments. You might even know that studies show that eating junk food has been linked to increases in depression. But if it’s so bad for us, why do we keep doing it?There is an answer. And the science behind it will surprise you.
Why We Crave Junk Food: Steven Witherly is a food scientist who has spent the last 20 years studying what makes certain foods more addictive (and tasty) than others. Much of the science that follows is from his excellent report, “Why Humans Like Junk Food.”According to Witherly, when you eat tasty food, there are two factors that make the experience pleasurable. Click here for more information.