Junk food or healthy food: Which is more attractive?

A recent study has found that foodies are more attracted to junk food when compared to healthy food.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found that junk food has twice the attracting power of healthy foods.  The healthy food items, in fact, had only a minor impact on the attention of the people when junk food was able to capture the attention for longer time periods.

“We wanted to see if pictures of food—particularly high-fat, high-calorie food — would be a distraction for people engaged in a complicated task,” the study’s co-author Howard Egeth said on the university’s news site, the Hub.