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Why are the foods that taste the best bad for you and the foods that taste the worst good for you?

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Why are the foods that taste the best bad for you and the foods that taste the worst good for you? Or is it just a matter of preference?

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I don't think that's necessarily true. For years I've been trying to follow a healthy diet, and I've now got a very good repertoire of recipes that taste great but are also good for my family and I. Most foods (except for refined grains, white sugar and heavy greasy dishes) are alright in moderation, so it's just a matter of doing some research to discover healthy versions of your favourite meals. Swap unhealthy ingredients for those that are more wholesome, and stock up on healthy staples such as organic wholegrains, natural sugar alternatives (such as stevia, rice syrup or gur) and lots of fresh yummy fruits and vegies. Also, a visit your local library to borrow some healthy cooking books might be helpful.
That's life & Sod's Law!
They are only bad for us because we eat too much of them. It goes back to when we were a hunter/gather species. Fat (another things like salt) was essential to our survival and keeping warm, so we were designed to crave for them. Back then we had to hunt and forage for our food, but now these foods are available 24/7, so when we crave for it, there is nothing stopping us from getting it, and thus having too much.
It has got something to do with Murphy's Law! LOL.
by Vee
I was actually reading about this yesterday. The reality is we don't really know, but it is suspected that it has to do with an addiction to sugar. The article was about how we can actually train our bodies to be addicted to other foods instead, the example used was broccoli. We crave bad foods because we are addicted to the sugar, but we can apparently kick the habit, or at least replace it with almost anything else of our choosing.
If you were to offer me a donut or a place of brussel sprouts, I'd pick the sprouts anyway :D The only healthy food I really actively dislike (that I can think of) is kale. It's kind of like woody tree leaves. However I can think of lots of unhealthy food I don't like and lots I will never know whether i like it or not coz I refuse to eat it. Like corn dogs. No freaking way will I eat that LOL

I don't think that the foods that are good for you actually taste the worst.I think its left up to the hands that prepare the food. Some seemingly boring foods can be prepared to be really delicious. They can even be mixed with other unconventional or complementing food dishes.
Often wondered this myself. Have no idea.
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