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Why are all the best foods bad for you?

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    E.g. Fried chicken, big greasy fry-ups, more fried chicken etc

    It just doesn't seem fair
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    E.g. Fried chicken, big greasy fry-ups, more fried chicken etc

    It just doesn't seem fair
    I guess if it was good for you people would just sit around all day gorging on chocolate, fried chicken and ice cream and would never get anything done!
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    Agreed. If only sticky toffee pudding was sugar/fat/calorie free

    Although, some 'good' food is pretty tasty. Like sweetcorn mmm, and PEARS. Yum.
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    No food is really bad for you provided you only eat it in moderation. Even a weekly fry up is fine.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    No food is really bad for you provided you only eat it in moderation. Even a weekly fry up is fine.
    Agreed!!

    As long as it's not combined with a weekly kebab on a Friday night and then a weekly Chippy before the match on Saturday. And then a weekly Sub of the day when it's meatball and a Weekly Chinese on a monday night, because who can be bothered cooking on a monday?

    And what week is complete without a trip to maccyD's particularly during monopoly season!

    Think that's just about every day covered in moderation!
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    I think grapes might be an exception to the rule.
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    It's probably because if they were good for you then you wouldn't really see them as a naughty treat and might not enjoy them as much !! My vice is half baked ben and jerrys! it's just soooo yummy!!
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    because.. back in the day, it was hard to get fatty/sugary foods... it's evolution.. was gonna explain it but then i realised i can't be bothered.. sorry!
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    Just remembered how hungry I was when I made this earlier
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    Have you ever tried maize?
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    Healthy foods can taste great too, they just lack the same **** in them causing people to go loopy over them. It's essentially addiction.

    Hence why I like to eat mounds of melted cheese on just about anything.
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    Cake :sogood:
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    because lifes a bitch
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    The best sandwich I've ever had is fairly healthy - raw mushroom, red pepper, brie, rocket, and sweet chili sauce on wholemeal bread :drool:
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    I think its mostly a mental thing tbh:

    1. Because we eat in general savoury foods as meals its only natural that we crave sweet/ fatty things because its a change. After gorging on loads of junk we tend to feel sick and only want savoury foods again. i.e the grass is always greener...

    2. Also we know that we're not supposed to/ shouldn't eat these things; thus they're a 'forbidden fruit.' It's a temptation thing.

    Interesting point really; like bodybuilders say "if it tastes good, spit it out" because flavour only comes with fat/ sugar/ salt. Obvs a bit extreme but its true.
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    (Original post by Camss)
    Healthy foods can taste great too, they just lack the same **** in them causing people to go loopy over them. It's essentially addiction.

    Hence why I like to eat mounds of melted cheese on just about anything.
    I suffer this same addiction.
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    There is a reason why we love fatty, calorie-rich foods the most, whether that's greasy, buttery, cheesey, chocolatey, whatever. Our bodies evolved in a prehistoric world, where calories were scarce, therefore we developed a love for the taste of fat. So we have a primitive biology in a modern world where (for us at least) there is an over-abundance of fatty foods, and this tastebud pleasing reaction to fat is pointless on a survival level.
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    In our past, things like sugar was a rare delicacy. Just think, where would you get something sweet? Enjoy getting into that bee-hive with no protective clothing! It was a tricky thing. But sugar is a brilliant way to get fast-releasing energy. The energy you get out of a cabbage is minimal. Fat is high-calorie (9kcal/g as opposed to 2kcal/g for fibre). Salt is a vital part of transmitting nerve signals, but little found in natural foods.

    It's like a super-stimulus. Herring gull chicks will peck at painted sticks that have exaggerated lines on more than the parent's red-spotted beak. There is no upper limit to the behavioural reaction, because naturally there is an upper limit to what is presented.

    Then we suddenly have access to all this salt, sugar and fat? We never naturally had that, so there is no upper limit to our cravings. This wonderful, brilliant thing that was incredibly healthy to have was only good because it was rare. On top of that, we have no need to exercise.
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    (Original post by Big_C.)
    Agreed!!

    As long as it's not combined with a weekly kebab on a Friday night and then a weekly Chippy before the match on Saturday. And then a weekly Sub of the day when it's meatball and a Weekly Chinese on a monday night, because who can be bothered cooking on a monday?

    And what week is complete without a trip to maccyD's particularly during monopoly season!

    Think that's just about every day covered in moderation!
    Well, yeah, that's my point. Any food group is bad for you if you have to much of it. There's a place for fatty food in a healthy diet, just not too much of it.
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    the best foods are fruit and meat and they are not bad.

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