5 Unhealthy Foods That Are Engineered To Be Addictive

4. Salted and fried snacks


It’s a known fact that salt enhances the flavour of anything it is put in. This is one of the reasons why it is so hard to say no to chips, fries and toasted foods. However, another reason why they are so popular is because of their crispy texture and golden-brown appearance. However, the golden brown crust is due to the acrylamide that is formed when carbohydrates are cooked at high temperatures. This substance is carcinogenic and extremely unhealthy for the body. Also, the high amount of salts, sugar and starch in such foods means that they impair kidney function, cause heart problems and weight gain if eaten in excess.