Home > Diet and nutrition > News Updated 25 December 2019 WATCH: Why fast food is so addictive An exploration of the science behind junk food cravings. Stringr 0 Related Taste test: Meat-free vs plant-based 'meat' burgers Would you reconsider your usual order if calorie counts were added to menus? Fast-food outlet in neighbourhood could mean heavier kids Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting What's the secret behind why foods such as pizza, burgers, and potato chips are so irresistible? Watch the video to find out.Article image: iStock NEXT ON HEALTH24X OPINION | Mayday, Mayday! Your body needs your help! 2020-10-13 07:00 More: Diet and nutritionNews advertisement Other news Medical Lockdown: Scientists looked at personality traits to understand why some defy the rules Medical Swine coronavirus could jump to people, researchers warn Medical TB treatment time cut by a third News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan Medical How Covid-19 affects those with rare immune disorders and what it means for the rest of us Medical Mothers underestimate how useful Kegel exercises are for incontinence during and after childbirth Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.