Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram
Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram
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Why food porn on Instagram and TikTok makes us happy: it triggers the same pleasure receptors in our brains as food on our plates

  • A region of the brain linked to pleasure and reward draws us to look at images and videos of delicious-looking food because it makes us feel good
  • ‘Food is one of the two greatest pleasures of being alive – the other being sex – and we actually have to eat multiple times a day,’ says one researcher

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Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram
Food content and the internet go hand in hand, and online users can’t get enough of #food porn, which has more than 267 million posts on Instagram. Photo: Instagram
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