As I have mentioned before (in “What's happened to our food system?), we live in a society that encourages all but healthy eating. This happens thanks to the monstrous business of food and both internal and external pressures to maximize profits.
A majority of the artificially modified foods and beverages we habitually ingest, have the potential to get us “hooked” on their amazing smell and taste, thus we come back for more. But when they are consumed over long periods of time however, they deteriorate our health.
Have no faith in big food companies. Far from caring about our well-being, they claim that they give people what they want and our choices are a personal responsibility (of course). No kidding!