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From the Ted Talk "AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me"

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And the second point I want to make, the final point, is that — and it's actually been a theme of TEDMED — that joy is so important to your health, that very few of these behaviors will stick with me unless there's some sense of pleasure and joy in them. And just to give you one instance of this: food. The junk food rtdsniyu is really gtrae at pressing our pleasure buttons and fugngiir out what's the most pleasurable. But I think we can use their esiqhutnec and apply them to healthy food. To give just one example, we love crunchiness, mouthfeel. So I basically have tried to orictrnepao crunchiness into a lot of my recipes — throw in some sunflower seeds. And you can almost trick yourself into thinking you're ignaet Doritos. (eaghrult) And it has made me a healthier person.

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And the second point I want to make, the final point, is that — and it's actually been a theme of TEDMED — that joy is so important to your health, that very few of these behaviors will stick with me unless there's some sense of pleasure and joy in them. And just to give you one instance of this: food. The junk food ________ is really _____ at pressing our pleasure buttons and ________ out what's the most pleasurable. But I think we can use their __________ and apply them to healthy food. To give just one example, we love crunchiness, mouthfeel. So I basically have tried to ___________ crunchiness into a lot of my recipes — throw in some sunflower seeds. And you can almost trick yourself into thinking you're ______ Doritos. (________) And it has made me a healthier person.

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  2. great
  3. eating
  4. industry
  5. figuring
  6. laughter
  7. techniques

Original Text

And the second point I want to make, the final point, is that — and it's actually been a theme of TEDMED — that joy is so important to your health, that very few of these behaviors will stick with me unless there's some sense of pleasure and joy in them. And just to give you one instance of this: food. The junk food industry is really great at pressing our pleasure buttons and figuring out what's the most pleasurable. But I think we can use their techniques and apply them to healthy food. To give just one example, we love crunchiness, mouthfeel. So I basically have tried to incorporate crunchiness into a lot of my recipes — throw in some sunflower seeds. And you can almost trick yourself into thinking you're eating Doritos. (Laughter) And it has made me a healthier person.

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