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A New Take on Food Choices?

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English: A McDonald's Big Mac hamburger, as bo...

English: A McDonald’s Big Mac hamburger, as bought in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why do we choose  the foods we do?  There are lots of reasons – cost, availability, etc. but most importantly, TASTE! This interesting discussion takes a new tack  – food density.  We have so many food choices loaded with sugar, fat, salt resulting in a palatability factor never experienced before by any populations on the planet.  This article offers us another reason – having too many choices that taste better over others – but these foods come with a cost – our health. Why would you not choose a Big Mac over a bunch of steamed broccoli ?  The author has a theory – processed food!  But how to change it presents some challenges, for sure.



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