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Contemplation - My Razored Flesh
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darkman424
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Contemplation
Question number deux.

I was eating chicken after lunch and enjoying the crunching sounds of the breading, and I came to wonder...

Why is it that we as a people enjoy crunchy foods? Is it the satisfaction of destroying something with each churn of our jaws? Is it something deeper, primal.

Why is it that we enjoy crunchy cereal but hate it when it gets soggy? What's the difference? It's just wetter.

So why is it that we like crunchy foods?

Prevailing Condition: mellow mellow

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acid_grave From: acid_grave Date: December 10th, 2004 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the cereal thing is more that we are more accustomed to it being hard and when it isn't our brains deem it inferior. Or I am full of shit. ;)
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: December 10th, 2004 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I just know that we as humans have this fascination for crunchy things.
acid_grave From: acid_grave Date: December 10th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I don't like crunchy things! They hurts my teeth!
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: December 10th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
To primitive man, "crunchy" meant "fresh," especially as far as fruits, vegetables, and nuts are concerned. Perhaps we have some kind of genetic predisposition towards crunchy foods because eating fresher foods meant less of a chance of disease for our ancestors?

Now, what have you been smoking that you're so philosophical today?
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: December 10th, 2004 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, yes, that could be it. Genetic disposition to different things has helped many creatures to thrive and therefore out perform and make extinct other forms that did not have the same genetics. I can see that back when we were truely evolving, that this would have been a factor. Those that had a disposition to eat the crunchier foods thrived better than ones that did not. Now mind you, when we 'learned', as primitive man, that eating crunchier foods was better, we eliminated the issue, by being able to pass this knowledge to our young.

I don't know. Just cloves, as usual.
whip_hand From: whip_hand Date: December 10th, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Texture is important.

I can't tell you how many people I know refuse to even try something, if they look at it and the texture doesn't seem appealing to them. Or they say, "It tastes okay, but I don't like the texture. I don't want it."*

I personally feel that I am more highly evolved and texture means nothing. I enjoy all types, because I am a decadent wench. In addition, I am rarely put off by strange smells, though all of my senses are rather sharp. The only time I don't want to eat something is if it does not taste good to me.

And as far as a good diet goes, Dr. Phil is right: The longer it takes you to eat something, the better it probably is for you. Crunchy=healthy (except for pork rinds and the like. At least switch to Chex mix.)

This concluded the Nutrition rant for the day. For Fashion, see my journal.

---Halo

*However, I reserve the "Closed-minded Award" for those who do not try something based on how it looks. You belong to the particularly hateful type of people that tried to chase my friends around the schoolyard, weren't you? (If you're wondering why I didn't include myself, it's because I would -and still do- get right up in peoples' faces and ask them what their damage is.)
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: December 10th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Texture is important.

So cuddlefish and calamari are *REALLY* healthy. ;)

I always try new foods. It's the best way to experience new things. I'm like that too with texture, it's not very important to me. Just like soft drinks, I still drink them when they are flat. It's the same to me.
From: ex_keening Date: December 10th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, soggy cereal just tastes nasty to me. but i'll take a bowl of strawberries all mushed up with sugar any day. well, almost any day. and ice cream is soft.

mostly, most crunchy things are good tasting. and soggy things are foul. it's that simple. :)
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: December 10th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol. I have always felt that soggy cereal was the same, but I missed the crunch.
a_valan_che From: a_valan_che Date: December 12th, 2004 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, texture lends to taste, just like smell does.

BTW pork rinds are health food, if you're one of those low-carb morons.

(See: Foamy the Squirrel, Fat-kins Diet)
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