#MicroblogMondays 132: One Food
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It isn’t surprising to read that you can’t exist on one food alone (though potatoes apparently would keep you alive the longest), but did you know that you’re hardwired to eat a varied diet? The BBC article states:
Humans have built-in mechanisms to avoid just such a situation (probably because it eventually leads to malnutrition) – specifically, a phenomenon called sensory-specific satiety: The more you eat of one thing, the less you can stomach it.
But I love eating the same thing. Back in graduate school, I ate the same thing for every meal. It was a roasted vegetable and tofu sandwich on a bagel. I ate three of them every day for years. I would still be eating at the sandwich if everyone else in this house would agree to consume it, too. But the meal varies from night to night because I have to cook dinner for everyone else. (Though breakfast and lunch are always the same for me.)
There is no possible way I could ever get bored of Special K. No way that I could ever get sick of cucumbers.
What is the one food you think you could eat over and over again, sensory-specific satiety be damned?
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