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"From the Ted Talk by 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 irtdnsuy 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 aplpy them to haelhty food. To give just one example, we love crunchiness, mfhtoueel. So I baaclilsy have tried to incorporate crunchiness into a lot of my recipes — tohrw in some sunflower seeds. And you can almost trick yourself into tkininhg you're eating Doritos. (Laughter) 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 great at pressing our pleasure buttons and figuring out what's the most pleasurable. But I think we can use their techniques and _____ them to _______ food. To give just one example, we love crunchiness, _________. So I _________ have tried to incorporate crunchiness into a lot of my recipes — _____ in some sunflower seeds. And you can almost trick yourself into ________ you're eating Doritos. (Laughter) And it has made me a healthier person.

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  2. mouthfeel
  3. thinking
  4. apply
  5. industry
  6. healthy
  7. throw

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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 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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