food and nutrition

Food Companies

Question: Why do food companies in the United States put sugar in everything? I only know about the US since I am a citizen. I just do not understand it why? Are the food companies in this country conspiring to make all of us fat and diabetic? I think it is ridiculous we need to stand up and tell them no more, four our health.

Answer: sweetness is an easy cheap way to appeal to people's tastes. People have grown up in this country drinking soda and other sweet flavors. At the same time, we don't seem to be exposed to sour and bitter flavors as much. Maybe we are too babied as we grow up and many of us never outgrow the simple tastes. As humans we are drawn to sweet and fat because evolution has taught out brains that these are sources of energy. Food makers exploit these.

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