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Your Brain Is A Pig

Monday, September 21, 2020

Another interesting article from CBC, this time it's about the historical and evolutionary reasons for what we eat.

We are in the lull before the storm, Teddy will arrive mid tomorrow in my area. I will get my daily walk in early but I will not go near the shoreline as the waves are already crashing in and will get much worse. Off to get my hair cut, might as well look good for his arrival. emoticon
As per Maritime tradition I have my storm chips and for double measure a bottle of storm wine. emoticon
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    Yes, I guess it comes down to innate survival mechanisms planted in our brains. I agree with BROOKLYN_BORN about influences in our food environment impacting the rate of obesity. Since the 1970’s-80’s, negative things occurring. Food scientists engineering our food, increased processed food, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup and other additives affecting our bodies.

    Don’t get me started, LOL!
    29 days ago
    Yes, I really believe this evolutionary theory -- and it was so much HARDER for us to obtain fat/salt/sugar (chasing the mastodon over the cliff, travelling distances to the salt flats, climbing the tree to get to the honey while swatting bees) that we had to be programmed to crave these essential nutrients so that we would make the extra effort!!

    Glad you've got your storm chips AND wine!! Chips are the perfect combination of fat/salt/sugar (simple carbs processed as sugar . . . ) that no wonder they're so addictive!!
    32 days ago
  • FLYER99
    Thanks for this article. Cravings are my weakness. Be safe out there. I don't think we are getting much here in N.B.

    34 days ago
    Stay safe...
    34 days ago
    That's a fine Maritime tradition.
    34 days ago
    We're hearing about those 10 m. high waves heading your way; stay inside tomorrow and I'm hoping you'll be okay. emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 9/21/2020 10:50:06 PM
    Food is manufactured to become addictive. There are many components to why we are pigs.
    34 days ago
    Interesting article, but what's behind the sudden increase in obesity since the 1980s? We had the same evolutionary genetics then, yet as a society we managed to keep our weight under control .
    Something more is at work here.
    I do agree about changing our environment. If I don't have Choc chip cookie dough ice cream in the freezer, I can't dive into it when emotions dictate.

    Stay safe out there.
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    be safe
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