Why Our Brains Love Junk Food

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  • Daniel McDavid
    Daniel McDavid 5 дней назад

    I legit prefer carrots.

  • Tigress Arcnon
    Tigress Arcnon 9 дней назад

    I would rather eat both, though i might go for the sausage first.

  • Kenney
    Kenney 14 дней назад

    I once wondered about why we crave the foods that are bad for us and realized that in a survival situation you would live longer on meat, fat and salt because you need the salt, protien and energy, but never realized it was due partly to brain size as well.

  • Natasha Guerrero
    Natasha Guerrero Месяц назад

    I honestly wanted the carrots

  • Anime Trash
    Anime Trash Месяц назад

    I don't like French Fries, I love sweet potato fries though. So I pick the carrots.

  • Annie Jones
    Annie Jones 2 месяца назад

    I mean, I like carrots, but French fries!!!

  • Annie Jones
    Annie Jones 2 месяца назад

    Why is everyone saying they would want to eat the carrots? Just because it's not good for you doesn't mean that it isn't good for your taste buds! I mean, carrots are good, but French fries!

  • Lion Prubbs
    Lion Prubbs 3 месяца назад

    so thats why i eat ice-cream when im sad

  • Necro Nomaken
    Necro Nomaken 3 месяца назад

    Raw carrots? No. But grilled veggies - i eat a mountain of those things before i'd touch french fries.

  • Zoe Heaton
    Zoe Heaton 3 месяца назад

    i am really craving carrots.

  • Francesco van spronsen
    Francesco van spronsen 3 месяца назад

    Omg he looks so young!

  • Gabriel Willson
    Gabriel Willson 3 месяца назад

    i love you hank!!!. no homo

  • nonya damnbus#1
    nonya damnbus#1 4 месяца назад

    French fries without ketchup. I'm going with the carrots.

  • Greg Ameele
    Greg Ameele 4 месяца назад

    Why do our brains and bodies not agree with each other?

  • Christian Turner
    Christian Turner 5 месяцев назад

    I can't stomach the taste of carrots

  • HECKproductions
    HECKproductions 5 месяцев назад +1

    i am really a fast foood guy and i eat way too much of it but if i had the choice between fries and carrots i would eat the carrots
    fries on their own are fucking gross jeez

  • Matilda Jauhiainen
    Matilda Jauhiainen 5 месяцев назад

    carrots or fries hmmm CARROTS I HATE FRIES RLY I AM ONLY

  • Zoe Heaton
    Zoe Heaton 5 месяцев назад

    for some strange reason i just really want carrots

  • Guoenyi
    Guoenyi 5 месяцев назад

    Id get the carrots. I don't want constipation thanks.

  • Justin Lemme
    Justin Lemme 5 месяцев назад

    Can you do an episode on Celiac Disease?

  • ShadowTheSoulless
    ShadowTheSoulless 6 месяцев назад

    I'm not fond of raw carrots but if it was 'broccoli or fries' i'd eat the broccoli , only if it was steamed. or a banana, im nto a big fry person sry. now if it was Chesse cake or broccoli... id pick cheese cake.

  • 2Awesome
    2Awesome 6 месяцев назад

    So much for not talking with your mouth full...

  • Grace Madeline
    Grace Madeline 6 месяцев назад +1

    @all vegans/vegetarians who insist humans are supposed to be herbivores (and I'm vegetarian, but I hate this misinformation)

  • Benjamin Malave
    Benjamin Malave 7 месяцев назад

    Carrots vs. French Fries is not a fair comparison, as the latter is a prepared food. What about carrots vs. potatoes?

  • Michael Hartman
    Michael Hartman 7 месяцев назад

    Why do we prefer some foods hot, and some foods cold?

  • i hate existence
    i hate existence 7 месяцев назад

    gimme both dude, theyre both delicious

  • Cynical
    Cynical 7 месяцев назад

    How about sweet potato fries
    They are healthy and tasty

  • green tea
    green tea 7 месяцев назад

    we're not omnivores

  • arrozblanco7
    arrozblanco7 7 месяцев назад

    Carrots over Frenchfries? Why you always lying..

  • The Infamous
    The Infamous 7 месяцев назад

    Proof that vegans are dumb as shit.

  • Herobrine 37
    Herobrine 37 8 месяцев назад

    I´m for fries (Note: I´m not eating fries frequently) :D

  • random mcr fan
    random mcr fan 8 месяцев назад

    I don't like hugs

  • Aubrey Alina
    Aubrey Alina 10 месяцев назад

    who tf still believes that we evolved from apes

    • Rudie Punk
      Rudie Punk 9 месяцев назад

      indeed we share common ancestor with apes, thus family

    • TRUMP 2016
      TRUMP 2016 9 месяцев назад

      Natroya Powell early humans weren't apes. They were ape like creatures. Please take some time to actually do research first. 😂

    • Aubrey Alina
      Aubrey Alina 9 месяцев назад

      TRUMP 2016 if we evolved from apes they wouldn't still exist today. That's just how evolution works 😭😭

    • TRUMP 2016
      TRUMP 2016 9 месяцев назад

      Natroya Powell non ignorant people unlike your dumbass

  • BlueberryBumblebees
    BlueberryBumblebees 10 месяцев назад

    I find this video as I'm eating ramen made with garlic powder and cayenne, drained, with a tab of butter...

  • Savannah Raines
    Savannah Raines 10 месяцев назад

    HANNNNNNNNNK <3

  • TheBoltMaster
    TheBoltMaster 11 месяцев назад

    I eat nothing but fast food for 15 days straight,doesn't even gain a pound...STOP MAKING FUN OF ME OK! I'M JUST SHORT AND SKINNY THIS WAY! XD

  • Michael Maxime
    Michael Maxime 11 месяцев назад +5

    so that's why L eats all those sweets!

    • The LikeAble Fan
      The LikeAble Fan 10 месяцев назад +1

      Lawliet burns calories with his brain.

  • Lizica Dumitru
    Lizica Dumitru Год назад

    but fries are nutritious...for my brain...evidently

  • Ito Ri
    Ito Ri Год назад +58

    "I swear this is going to be the last SciShow video of today..."
    *finishes video*
    "OOOOOO WHAT'S THIS???"
    *clicks on another SciShow video*
    There are so much videos like tf help me

    • Drage dk
      Drage dk 5 месяцев назад +1

      Brian southparkstudio haha ;)

    • Brian southparkstudio
      Brian southparkstudio 11 месяцев назад +6

      this is going to be the last scishow video of the day....... it's 23.59

  • Lerd Nerdaderd
    Lerd Nerdaderd Год назад +3

    Hank: and our brains are like YEAH!

  • Reaty Laiko
    Reaty Laiko Год назад +1

    I love Carrots....
    French fries ... meh....

  • Rishab Manral
    Rishab Manral Год назад

    do you ever blink bro

  • greg furtiere
    greg furtiere Год назад +1

    i like carrots in my bum,

  • Rata Touille
    Rata Touille Год назад +5

    2:56 You should say " Whats up doc?"

  • Federico Olivares
    Federico Olivares Год назад

    do not talk with your mouth full...

    • Lorand Deka
      Lorand Deka 11 месяцев назад

      Plus didn't your mom teach you it's not polite to point....

  • Bhaalspawn84
    Bhaalspawn84 Год назад

    Honestly i'd eat half of a carrot then fries then carrots to the fridge until forgotten&moldy.

  • The Leaving Goose
    The Leaving Goose Год назад +1

    I'd go with potato, baked potato that is.

  • Rylee Matthew
    Rylee Matthew Год назад +1

    The brain demands fat foods because it loves it, the rest of the body screams in pain with every bite. Not literally, though.

  • Inkly
    Inkly Год назад +1

    I love carrots....

  • Jazzy
    Jazzy Год назад +1

    the fries are prepared, the carrots are not. I would much rather eat roasted carrots with seasonings than fries. don't get me wrong, I love fries, I'd choose them over the raw carrot any day. but it's not quite a fair fight to pit a food that's already cooked and ready to eat against raw food that doesn't even look washed yet.

    • ghostbirdofprey
      ghostbirdofprey Год назад +1

      Meanwhile, I think that plate of fries looks old and soggy, whereas the carrots do not.
      besides, raw carrot is fine, raw potato, not so much.

  • R Tex
    R Tex Год назад

    That is one hairy grandma Hank! (Mind blowing hint: Not human and not a human ancestor.)

  • 啊啊啊
    啊啊啊 Год назад

    not gonna lie to myself, i would always chose the fries

  • Xsilly
    Xsilly Год назад +5

    CARROTS!!!

  • BetsyBlue
    BetsyBlue Год назад

    Yasssssss. in fact going to grab a doughnut .

  • Ray Davis
    Ray Davis Год назад

    I was eating a snickers bar while watching this 😁

  • Bobby
    Bobby Год назад +1

    "Which would you rather eat?"

    Me: PUSSY

  • Lenny Is A Carrot
    Lenny Is A Carrot Год назад

    I'd rather eat carrots. Honestly, I love them. I'm not a very big fan of French fries.

  • youtube fan
    youtube fan Год назад

    What about no oil unsalted baked sweet potato fries?

  • youtube fan
    youtube fan Год назад

    We're herbivores...

    • Patrick Bateman
      Patrick Bateman Год назад

      that can eat meat with the side effect of clogged arteries

  • Dalek ShitPoster
    Dalek ShitPoster Год назад +10

    At The Start
    Why Not Both?

    • Bunne Kuiper
      Bunne Kuiper Год назад +1

      exactly what i was thinking

  • Ow! My Eye!
    Ow! My Eye! Год назад +3

    Carrots are just too unpredictable. You never know if you're going to get something sweet and delicious or if you're going to get something nasty and bitter. Usually, you just end up with pure blandness.

    • ghostbirdofprey
      ghostbirdofprey Год назад +1

      This is why nobody eats the carrots and celery that come with their chicken wings.
      The bland ass produce that comes on the Sysco truck is a crime against agriculture.

  • L0b5terlick
    L0b5terlick Год назад

    Why did my mouth taste like carrot when I heard that sound?

  • josey428
    josey428 Год назад

    DID U MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT THINGS THAT MAKE US HAPPY WE LIKE??

  • Hall Kids
    Hall Kids Год назад +1

    meat is better

  • Anna Timmerman
    Anna Timmerman Год назад

    can i just have a bottle of ketchep instead

  • Christian Cecere
    Christian Cecere Год назад

    hank, don't talk with your mouth full. lol

  • MiyuxxKankuro
    MiyuxxKankuro Год назад +69

    People keep saying they wants carrots over fries and I'm just like...

    🎶 Why the fuck you lyiin'?
    🎶Why you always lyin'?
    🎶 Mmmm Oh my God!
    🎶Stop fuckin' lyin'!

    • David Hunt
      David Hunt 9 месяцев назад +1

      MiyuxxKankuro well I'm normal and would take the fries unlike these other creeps

    • RusticKey
      RusticKey Год назад

      +MiyuxxKankuro It's not lying if I prefer boiled potatoes over french fries (because they're super oily and sometimes too salty), and also, _NOTHING BEATS A BROTH WITH CUT CARROTS_.

    • Tomiply
      Tomiply Год назад +5

      +MiyuxxKankuro I actually don't like French fries that much, so I'd pick carrots over them. I like a lot of fat food, just not French fries.

  • MiyuxxKankuro
    MiyuxxKankuro Год назад +3

    People keep saying they wants carrots over fries and I'm just like...

    🎶 Why the fuck you lyiin'?
    🎶Why you always lyin'?
    🎶 Mmmm Oh my God!
    🎶Stop fuckin' lyin'!

  • JJ _The_Ent
    JJ _The_Ent Год назад

    Carrots

  • Nuclearsheep 53
    Nuclearsheep 53 Год назад

    hank reminds me of my english teacher keith thompsen.

  • AlmightyCarrot
    AlmightyCarrot Год назад

    Don't you dare eat those carrots!

  • GeekGirl2K
    GeekGirl2K Год назад

    Give me the carrot please!

  • Deniz Kara
    Deniz Kara Год назад +8

    Than fry the carrots. Julienne cut them, than fry with your choice of oil. On a separate cup prepare some yogurt sauce by whipping some yogurt, 2-3 cloves of grated garlic, olive oil and salt. pour over your fried carrots. Bon appetite. Much tastier than french fries, and still carrots. (you can do the same with eggplants, zucchinis, whatever vegetable you see fit)

    • Jazzy
      Jazzy Год назад +5

      +CodeDarkBlue A carrot

    • CodeDarkBlue
      CodeDarkBlue Год назад +5

      +Jewell Cary What crawled up your butt and died?

    • Deniz Kara
      Deniz Kara Год назад +3

      Who eats just one carrot. Do you have the stomach of a bunny.

    • Jewell Cary
      Jewell Cary Год назад +13

      Oh thanks Bobby flay, I'll keep that in mind when I want to wash a ton of dishes to eat a fucking carrot.

  • Tina Hanken
    Tina Hanken Год назад

    On the vaery first question, both

  • dweezel theyounger
    dweezel theyounger Год назад

    Ah yes! It makes perfect sense! Our brains "evolve" toward what we really need and what furthers our evolution and will ensure our existence! That's why we love junk food, and pot, and heroin, and alcohol, and....wait, that doesn't make sense. Evolution favors our destruction? What a silly video indeed!

    The truth is there are no scientific explanations as to why we love junk food other than a cheeseburger tastes way better than a carrot. FAT TASTES GOOD! It tastes good not because our brains know we need carbs, but because fat induces different responses chemically on the tongue and in our systems than other foods. We're also induce chemically by processed food manufactures to love their foods artificially. No big mystery here, and it has nothing to do with evolution at all. We get videos like this when we try to fit real life into fantasy.

    • Daniel Broderick
      Daniel Broderick Год назад

      +James Denovan Well put

    • James D
      James D Год назад +2

      Our brains did evolve to favour fats and sugars, and that is why they induce different chemical reactions, as you said. This is because that during evolutionary times, ancient humans were pretty unlikely to find such an energy-dense food as donuts just sitting there in the wild. Therefore, our brains evolved to love and crave this fatty taste, because it was so rare and energy-rich. But now here we are, kings of the earth as Hank put it, with all the carbs that we could possibly need one McDonalds away. So of course we are going to crave these foods which cause diabetes and obesity, because our brains simply have not had time to adapt to this new carbohydrate-filled, fatty diet in the past 50 years or so it has existed.
      However, in the case of drugs such as alcohol and heroin, they induce pleasure in a way that is very different to junk food, by directly altering dopamine levels in the brain at the synaptic level.

    • dweezel theyounger
      dweezel theyounger Год назад

      +Daniel Broderick

      Exactly.

    • Daniel Broderick
      Daniel Broderick Год назад

      +dweezel theyounger Makes no difference, 6000 years isn't very long for evolution to catch up

    • dweezel theyounger
      dweezel theyounger Год назад

      +Daniel Broderick They weren't Are you sure about that? Humans have cultivated the opium poppy and used the resin from its flowers as a medicinal and recreational drug since at least the time of the ancient Sumerians 5500 years ago in what is today known as Iraq. Pot is similar - with a long history, and alcohol goes back even further than that. Junk food? Well maybe. It's only been around since the 40's if you consider McD's to be the first appearance.

  • 0NeonCreeper0
    0NeonCreeper0 Год назад

    our brain prefers more of a good taste so when the brain sees broccoli noooo

  • Jasper Turck
    Jasper Turck Год назад

    CARROTTTTTTTSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! or fries CARROTTTTTTTSSSSSSS!

  • Jayson-Anthony Curtis
    Jayson-Anthony Curtis Год назад

    I chose the fries because I don't like carrots... If it was broccoli instead, screw fries!



    -the only broccoli loving twelve year old in earth.

  • Zachary Stephan
    Zachary Stephan Год назад

    hank seems mildly intoxicated in this episode...

  • Winston Toskavich
    Winston Toskavich Год назад +26

    "we're kings of the freaking earth"~Hank 2012

  • FrozenTvDinner
    FrozenTvDinner Год назад

    get.shopkick.com/maryland63031

  • Matt Jensen
    Matt Jensen Год назад

    How does the body know to induce the feeling that you can't breathe when you're running out of oxygen?

  • Albannie Parris
    Albannie Parris Год назад

    You know how we get urges for certain foods? Do you think that would be caused by lack of minerals contained in the certain food ? And if so, how would that account for the fact that we don't like some foods at all? Do we have enough of it in our bodies that we don't need the minerals and therefore our body rejects the thought of that food or is it just the design of our taste buds?

  • ᅚᅚ ᅚᅚ
    ᅚᅚ ᅚᅚ Год назад

    Your brain is like YEASSH. Your body is like NOO

  • Al Radi
    Al Radi Год назад

    hanks is too awesome!!

  • Sad Adioz
    Sad Adioz 2 года назад

    The carrot looks and french look like they have stayed out in a month

  • Sui Kwok
    Sui Kwok 2 года назад

    I always ask for one more lettuce in my burger, keeping healthy! ^^

  • Arielis zapata
    Arielis zapata 2 года назад +1

    i love mcdonald chicken nuggets

    • Arielis zapata
      Arielis zapata Год назад +1

      SAMEEEEEE!!!!! their soooo gooood 

    • Daniel Broderick
      Daniel Broderick Год назад +1

      My god they are so good and a 20 pack contains your entire daily amount of fat which makes me feel extremely guilty but I'll eat them anyways

  • Dávid Kertész
    Dávid Kertész 2 года назад

    I would totally go for the carrots. I love carrots.

  • Misha Wu
    Misha Wu 2 года назад

    after shooting this video... "gimme the fries" 😂😂

  • TheOskar09
    TheOskar09 2 года назад

    can you do a video about low-carb vs high-carb?. from the research i've done i have come to the conclusion that a high carb low fat diet is better for the human body and brain than LCHF.

  • No One
    No One 2 года назад

    you re full of shit geek

  • Light 1988
    Light 1988 2 года назад

    What specie were the genius homos?

  • Wayne Lu
    Wayne Lu 2 года назад +1

    FRIES!!! CARROTS!!! Oh my... Why don't you just make carrot fries?

    • Wayne Lu
      Wayne Lu 2 года назад

      +Samuel Brassard Hahah!

    • Wayne Lu
      Wayne Lu 2 года назад

       .

  • Morfeus
    Morfeus 2 года назад

    What? I answered carrots!

  • princessbinas
    princessbinas 2 года назад +11

    Give me the carrot! I was eying the carrot more...

  • Bob Jones
    Bob Jones 2 года назад +11

    Yes, yes, junk food is actually good for you, among the most essential in fact. Just that too much of anything will kill you. Unless you're talking about artificial junk food ingredients that were designed to only replicate the pleasure effect.

    • Fade Ammo
      Fade Ammo Год назад

      +Retro Gamer Mcdonalds

  • D. Travel
    D. Travel 2 года назад

    2:36! it is the same with junk books and movies. when your body adapt to it. it becomes your everyday need . potato is not bad for you. what is done from it is bad

  • Robert Farquhar
    Robert Farquhar 2 года назад +1

    I like vegetables, meat etc even junk food like chips stuff like that but no sweets I don't like them except fruits

  • That Sheep
    That Sheep 2 года назад

    Anyone else get a carrot after watching this?