Gluttons, voracious eaters, poor eaters, sweet eaters… there are several type of eaters exist in our society. To satisfy this group of people only many fast food eateries and fast food hotels are emerging all over the world.
Do evolutions have anything to contribute to these eaters? If we dwell deep into the evolutionary gamut of animal kingdom, we can understand, eaters are nothing but products of evolution with definite process difference.
Animals in general, be it a predator or a prey, tend to eat fast their food. Competition for food – intra and inter specific is what compel the animals to swallow or gulp the food as fast as they can in the given point of time.
In the case of prey animals, especially in ungulates, cud chewing is the finest example. Ungulates cut and swallow the grass as fast as they can and go to a safe place and ruminate. In the case of primates and some birds, cheek pouch or bill pouch replace the role of cud chewing.
The people who are fast eaters or voracious eaters deeply carry the relics of the animal behaviour. The process differentiation/variability during their evolution would have contributed to the above phenomena. Whereas some people relish and enjoy the food and are also slow eaters. Man is the only animal who has the intentional choice of food. Animals, although may enjoy the variety of foods at times, but it is purely a chance occurrence.
Fast and voracious eaters are biologically primitive and are biologically close to animals than man. What about fast foods eateries. The very word ‘fast food’ itself refers to fast eaters and fast eating. In the food habitats, man is moving towards primitive evolution. The busy people may even wish to have cheek pouches or cud chewing ab
What about junk food?.. and junk food eaters? When man has variety and choice in his food preference, his cognition favours him to choose ‘junk’ foods. The evolutionary defect is what riddling man to go for ‘junk foods’. Animals eat junk food purely because of non-availability of the balanced food. But man, despite what is available to him in plenty, he chooses to be like animals in his food habits.
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