This article explains a lot about what an unhealthy diet really is. It says that an unhealthy diet is when you are not eating the proper foods that provide you with all the right nutrients. It also gives examples of how the average American today is eating way to many calories and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables our bodies really need. The article then goes into some of the effects an unhealthy diet like leading to heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. ***Reed, Marcy. “What Is an Unhealthy Diet?” LIVESTRONG.COM, Leaf Group, 3 Oct. 2017, www.livestrong.com/article/408469-what-is-an-unhealthy-diet/.
In this article it explains what a craving is and how it comes about. In some cases people may think cravings come from hunger but that's not always the case. "Its crucial to remember that food craving is not simply hunger" (Professor Andrew Hill). This quote from the article provides you with a reminder on what all cravings can be. ***Alice Smellie for The Mail on Sunday, Alice. “Why We Crave Sugary Snacks... and Not Fruit and Veg.” Daily Mail Online, Associated Newspapers, 1 May 2011, www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1382217/Why-crave-junk-food-fruit-veg.html.
This article starts off with how cravings are a worse desire than hunger and that they are mostly the high sugary foods. The article then goes on to say that cravings are one of the key factors that make it so hard to lose weight. Within the article is provides a list of things to help with cravings. Some which are eating more protein, drinking lots of water, and distancing yourself from common foods you crave. The main focus is to see what you can do to help your craving and prevent them. ***Bjarnadottir, Adda. “11 Ways to Stop Cravings for Unhealthy Foods and Sugar.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 18 Jan. 2016, www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-ways-to-stop-food-cravings.
This articles really dives deeper into how cravings occur within the brain and all that is going on. When your body has a craving the part of your brain that senses pleasure and forms a memory of a food that provided that causes a craving. "The hippo-campus, insular, and candidate-appear to be activated during food-craving episodes, according to new research" (Monell Chemical Senses Center). This quote helps give you an idea on how in depth cravings really are and to have a better understanding of them. ***Magee, Elaine. “The Facts About Food Cravings.” WebMD, WebMD, 13 Apr. 2017, www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-facts-about-food-cravings#1.
This article gives you the side of how if you have cravings you could be lacking in not only nutrition but vitamins as well. However it then goes into saying that there is still no real evidence that cravings are your body telling you your lacking in certain things. Which then leads to them explaining they believe it has to do with more of social, culture, and psychological factors. ***Ho, Vincent. “Do We Really Crave The Foods Our Bodies Need?” ScienceAlert, 26 Feb. 2016, www.sciencealert.com/do-we-really-crave-the-foods-our-bodies-need.
This articles main focus is on why humans like junk food so much more than the healthy choices that are good for our bodies. "When you eat tasty food, there are two factors that make the experience pleasurable" (Witherly). The first is the smell, taste like salt/sugar, and how it feels in your mouth. The second is that the processed foods have made perfect combinations or proteins, carbohydrates, and sugars that make them so tasty. ***Clear, James. “Why Your Brain Craves Junk Food (and What You Can Do About It).” Lifehacker, Lifehacker.com, 21 Nov. 2013, lifehacker.com/why-your-brain-craves-junk-food-and-what-you-can-do-ab-1469120841.