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five senses

Did you ever wonder why so many people are attracted to junk food? Or why ice cream, french fries and soda pop so often win out over brown rice and broccoli? It's not actually a conspiracy by fast-food companies to bewitch people into eating things that aren't good for them. It's largely due to an evolutionary instinct that was useful when people wandered around in the woods searching for food, thousands of years ago.