Yale researchers have found that foods that combine fat and carbohydrates create a powerful addiction-like reward in the brain.
In the study, researchers found that the participants were more likely to buy foods containing the fat-carbo combination, and moreover, the brain scan reflected stimulation in an area associated with reward.
An ideal fat-carbo combo ratio is like breast milk, which contains 3.5% fat and 7% carbohydrates.
Snack food, by comparison, is typically about one quarter fat and half carbohydrates.
The results at least partly explain rising rates of obesity.
Takeaway: Avoid ultra-processed food.
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