February 20, 2013

Junk Food Science

The NYT's article, The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food, covers the marketing/money angle of junk food as much as the science. "The biggest hits — be they Coca-Cola or Doritos — owe their success to complex formulas that pique the taste buds enough to be alluring but don’t have a distinct, overriding single flavor that tells the brain to stop eating."

Makes me realize how difficult it is to fend off nutrient-poor foodstuffs or understand what we're being offered and fed. Armed with information, however, people can advocate.