Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

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"Probably we are influenced by breast milk to respond intensively to food rich in carbohydrates and fats and perceive this as particularly rewarding, because this is vital," said Marc Tittgemeyer from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Germany.
In nature, there are no foods that contain a high proportion of fats and carbohydrates: Either they are rich in fats, as in nuts, or rich in carbohydrates, as in the case of potatoes or cereals. An exception is breast milk.

follow url Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars.

follow link Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling pathways. When carbohydrates and fats come together in the food, this effect is intensified. Full Story