You’ re in love with junk food

Men's Fitness - - Features -

Don’t be too hard on your­self for this one: teams of flavourol­o­gists are mak­ing good money keep­ing your typ­i­cal binge fod­der ad­dic­tive. Apart from com­bin­ing salt, su­gar and fat – which have drug-like ef­fects on dopamine re­cep­tors in your brain – your cur­rent favourite treat is pre­ci­sion-en­gi­neered to keep you com­ing back via su­pe­rior tex­ture, scent and mouth­feel. Not, un­for­tu­nately, some­thing you can say for broc­coli.

“Most mod­ern junk foods and ready meals are not only laced with ta­ble salt and un­healthy trans fats, they also con­tain ad­di­tives cun­ningly de­signed to turn you into a food junkie, so there has never been a bet­ter time to start pre­par­ing your food from scratch,” says Green. Your strat­egy should be twofold: kick the junk, then re­place it with su­pe­rior food choices.

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