Is This What’s Been Pulling You Towards Junk Food?!

February 2, 2016

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Mmmmm…soft, delicious and just yummy, junk food has many followers despite the fact that it’s uber unhealthy. It’s readily available, cheap, and when it’s fresh and warm it’s like the best of treats. Unfortunately.

Scientists claim that we are actually unconsciously drawn to junk food because we perceive it as “dangerous and attractive”.

What’s more, it’s the same type of attraction that draws us towards dangerous people!

Researchers from the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, looked at how people perceive different nutrients at the conscious and unconscious level.

Their study examined 57 individuals of average weight, and showed that food is a powerful tool for shifting attention away from the task at hand. They concluded that nutrients we perceive as unhealthy are the most attractive.

Lead researcher Francesco Foroni said this was because we have been “programmed” to pay attention to the dangerous stuff.
He also added this was the reason why most diets are doomed to fail.


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