Scientific research shows that junk food is addictive. We have recognised that for a long time and that’s why our children don’t get too much access to it. It’s not just the branded burger bars, but all those brands with massive advertising like cola, crisps/chips, sweets.
Consumers are brainwashed into a sense of appreciation although most of the cost of the product is packaging and marketing, rather than food. And invariably the “food” is laced with additives, articificial colours, flavours, preservatives and so on – things that just wouldn’t be in the food if it was home made.
The research demonstrated that a diet of burgers, chips, sausages and cake will programme the brain into craving even more foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat. The substitution of junk food for happiness is another depreciation of human spirit.
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