Like many I'm intrigued why we we crave some foods and sometimes ones that aren't really healthy. It's very interesting how some foods stimulate our brains so that we crave fat sugar and salt!
Here's an article in Medical News:
And here's an easy to read article:
My opinion is that after not eating junk food or highly processed foods my taste buds now find the majority of confectionery so sweet that they make my teeth tingle and I use less sugar than recommended in recipes. But most importantly my taste buds love the taste of real unprocessed foods like the zing from citrus fruits or the sharpness of raspberries.
The other interesting thing is the cost of these highly processed foods especially with their packaging which can make lots of instant meals seem very economical and thus attractive.
We have to be aware of what we are really eating and why. But and there is a very big but junk food can be appealing...It's a good job that we're foodies. 🍇