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- Introduction: What Motivates Us To Eat?
- Highly Palatable Foods “Rewire” the Brain, Making Us Want More.
- What Makes Foods Palatable?
- A High Concentration of Potent Ingredients.
- Combining Ingredients
- Problems Associated with Excess Intake of Added Sugars
- How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Diet
- What About Sweetener Substitutes?
- Other Sugar Substitutes
- Dietary Fat
- Fats to Limit
- Fats to Favor
- Recommendations for Lowering Sodium Intake
- Discuss the potential for food to be “addictive.”
- Describe the range of factors that make food more palatable.
- Explain how chronic consumption of highly palatable, poor quality foods may rewire the brain to promote overeating.
- Identify adverse health effects associated with excess sugar intake.
- Discuss whether artificial sweeteners provide a better alternative to sugar.
- Describe which dietary fats we should probably limit and which fats we
should favor, and why.
- Address ways to limit sodium intake in the diet, and why this is important.
- Address some of the controversies in the field of nutrition.
G. Willett, Ph.D., R.D.