Today I was sitting in my philosophy class and we watched a movie on Human Nature. What intrigued me was that they began to speak about “early man” and their diets consisting mainly of fiber from most greens and protein from animals. The movie later went on to say how their diet was usually low in sugars, fats and oils. So for the body to make sure they get these nutrients, it would develope a craving for certain foods containing these vital nutrients.
Now in today’s world, sugars and fats are everywhere and packed into fast foods. Could this craving developed back then be part of the reason of people eating “unhealthily”? (besides the being lazy, not cooking, and want not.) Because the movie also said because the diet of early man was full of fiber and other greens, the body never evolved a craving to feed these nutrients, beings as it was readily in the body.