The fat trap

It's not just your tastebuds that are getting switched on when junk food hits your lips. The chemical reactions in your body are just as insidious as the sweet taste of unhealthy foods on your palate.

Here's what happens . . .

Jan 7, 2013

Why is junk food so addictive?

There's science behind why we find unhealthy food so moreish

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  1. Cecilia09:42am Friday 11th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I believe the natural sugarblockers works wonder, stops the sucrose from entering the bloodstream and I noticed my 'need' for sugary snacks are almost gone. Yes when you start looking on how much sugar is in lots of food you can see it all adds up and end up in your body.

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  2. Nomis10:33am Tuesday 08th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    give me a break. where is the mention of food chemicals aspartame, neotame and MSG. In combination with HFCS. You could then also talk about olestra and then also hydrogenated oils.......all of which are highly addictive and play on the 'sweet, fatty salty' mechanisms that are within our genetic responses to drive us towards certain foods. People whom have no conscious thought are not aware of this and are removed from being able to 'control' themselves. Sugar is one thing but there are much more powerful drivers than this. Water down article in my opinion

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  3. larry09:03am Tuesday 08th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    We are fighting a loosing battle in this area of health. People keep eating this incidious stuff because their body's need certain nutrients and they eat to try and get them. Yeah sure they lack self discipline and inadequate knowledge and the lame excuse of not having enough money (low SES). World wide for the first time in history more people are sick and dying from overeating and hypokinetic living than from malnutrition caused by a lack of food....very sad and very worrying for all Australians.

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  4. Glib01:46pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No food is "addictive". You either have self-discipline, or you don't. Survival of the smartest.

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