Evolutionary eating

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Craig Stanford
Observed chimps in an African national park. They were starved and then given meat, they were found to go straight for the fatty parts like the brain and bone marrow rather than the nutritious flesh.
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Gibson and Wardle
Confirmed the idea ancestors preferred a calorie rich diet. When children were given the choice of fruit and veg they went for bananas and potatoes not because they are sweet and nutritious but because they're high in calories
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5 taste receptors
Sweet, sour, salt, bitter and Unami
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Desor
Food preferences of babies by the facial expression and sucking behaviour. Newborns demonstrate innate preference for sweet tasting food which supports evolutionary as suggest rejection of butter tasting food
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Taste aversion
Avoiding food that does not aid our survival this usually includes a form of trial and error
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Garcia
Rats make ill through radiation shortly after eating saccharin developed and aversion to it and quickly associated their illness with saccharin
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Issue with evolutionary
Theories cannot be tested on our actual ancestors can only be tested on closed living things (chimps) lacks temporal validity
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Confirmed the idea ancestors preferred a calorie rich diet. When children were given the choice of fruit and veg they went for bananas and potatoes not because they are sweet and nutritious but because they're high in calories

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Gibson and Wardle

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Sweet, sour, salt, bitter and Unami

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Food preferences of babies by the facial expression and sucking behaviour. Newborns demonstrate innate preference for sweet tasting food which supports evolutionary as suggest rejection of butter tasting food

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Avoiding food that does not aid our survival this usually includes a form of trial and error

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