Thursday, July 30, 2009

"The Neuroscience of McGriddles"

An interesting article from a great science blog, The Frontal Cortex, about how our brains love and crave calories.

From the article:
" Let's imagine, for instance, that some genius invented a reduced calorie bacon product that tasted exactly like bacon, except it had 50 percent fewer calories. It would obviously be a great day for civilization. But this research suggests that such a pseudo-bacon product, even though it tasted identical to real bacon, would actually give us much less pleasure. Why? Because it made us less fat. Because energy is inherently delicious. Because we are programmed to enjoy calories. "

I enjoy calories way too much.

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