Why you are hooked on junk food – NYT’s article

Realizing you are busy and have very little time to read crap, I try to provide you with quick snapshots of good quality articles (or videos) that provide you with, insights, motivation and inspiration that will maximize your health. Then I provide you with a “Doggy Bag Message” where I attempt to share my point of view along with actionable tips on the subject covered. (If I’m doing a poor job at this let me know with your constructive criticism below at the comments section. Your opinion matters).

Today’s blog post is purposely short so that you can read a rather long but revealing New York Times article on the addictive qualities of junk food and some the “behind the scenes” decisions big food manufactures make to keep us hooked.


 Before you read on, however, allow me to give “Doggy Bag Message” now:

Optimal foods have a short shelf life, have less than three ingredients and make you feel good long-term, not at the moment. Another words, you don’t get an immediate “high” like you do when you have a piece of cake.  Eating Optimal foods provide maximal dividends long-term however: less disease, even less cancer. This is evident by the recent research article highlighting the strong association with foods and the increase the risk of prostate cancer (Scott-Miller et al, 2013). After reading THIS article you should come up with one fundamental conclusion: Our health is our responsibility. We cannot depend on food manufacturers or our government to do right by us – there is way too much money and power involved. This is evident by the story of Mr. Jeffrey Dunn and his dismissal after 20 years at the Coca-cola company when suggesting a healthier alternative to Coca-cola sodas some years ago after linking soda consumption and disease in one of his trips to Brazil.

OK. I will let you read on. Let me know what you think of the article.




Stott-Miller M, Neuhouser ML, Stanford JL.;Consumption of deep-fried foods and risk of prostate cancer. Prostate. 2013 Jan 17


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