Science has been looking into the causes of obesity in the US population. One interesting idea is that society has grown less interested in preparing its own food. As both sexes in the modern world typically work out of the home, food technology has improved to shorten the time it takes to prepare meals. As a result, the meals themselves are less satisfying and Americans try to regain the satisfaction by consuming more. When we take our time to prepare a meal from scratch, our brains perceive it as “more delicious”. Maybe they’ve never tasted my wife’s cooking! (Just kidding honey!) These are interesting ideas, but really, is there any evidence to support these conclusions? Yes! The article linked here appeared in Wired magazine and it discusses some of the experiments scientists performed to try and get to the bottom of this question. You’ll be surprised to learn what they’ve found. Read it and form your own conclusion.
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