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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Revised Edition by Jonny Bowden

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For centuries, psychologists and philosophers have debated a central question of human existence: How much of who we are is “fixed”(“nature”)—and how much is the result of learning and socialization (“nurture”)? Last time I looked, the debate was still alive and well and raging in the fields of psychology, genetics, behaviorism, and sociology. But one particular taste that seems to be clearly human, one that is hardwired and arrives full-blown and ready to go from the time we’re born, is the taste for sweetness.

Watch any infant when you put a sweet-tasting substance on their tongue, and it’s hard to debate that their reaction is “learned” behavior. Infants love it. They come out of the box loving it. Current thinking ...

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