by Raw Michelle
(NaturalNews) While it's admirable for research to inform communities about which foods are good and bad for their health, another barrier plays a larger role than awareness. Taste preferences are considered to be the major motivator that causes people to consume low nutrient, high fat, and high sugar foods. It's not that nutrients taste bad, it's that foods that have the highest amounts of fats and sugars are processed and refined ones that don't have the benefit of naturally occurring nutrients. By contrast, the highest concentrations of naturally occurring nutrients are typically paired with the amplified sugar content in fruits.
However, there is a wide spectrum of nutrients that occur in other, less sugary foods. Just as parents may find it difficult to get children to eat their vegetables, these eating preferences are just a microcosm of the problem that continues to affect the population into adulthood. However, humans have more taste preferences than just the inclination towards sweet foods. Researchers are trying to unlock understandings of how people experience foods via taste and smell, in an attempt to find a way to encourage healthier food choices.… Read the rest