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To a certain extent how much people like various foods is a relative thing. Vegetables are indeed more desirable as food over, say, rocks, but often less desirable than, say, cake. Our bodies get more energy from sugar than vegetable matter, so evolutionarily we prefer the taste of sugar. This is complicated by the fact that our tastes are often ...


I saw a program recently that said that foods that have a close to 50/50 ratio of fat to sugar are much more appealing than mostly sugar or mostly fat. It is very hard to find this ratio in nature but when people started cooking (i.e. mixing different foods together) it was discovered that this combination was "tastier" or more desirable. This is why ...

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