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dimanche 13 juillet 2014

Taste and evolution

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982212004083








Our brains evolved to crave sweet, salty and fatty foods because our ancestors needed to gobble up energy and nutrient-rich foods when they found them, Bartoshuk says. That’s why it’s so hard to change people’s behavior with education alone. ‘If we want people to get healthier, we can either keep trying to educate them, or we can find ways to make food taste the way evolution makes us want it to taste,”.

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