Monday, September 1, 2014

Can Our Brains Be Trained to Eat Healthy?

In a world where fast food and fast lives abound, is it possible to train your brain to crave healthy, low-calorie foods? A pilot study was published in the Nutrition & Diabetes journal has scientists saying that it is possible. This could drastically change the food game and have people looking even more to a more natural, healthier diet that is sustainable both mentally and environmentally. There is no better time than now. 

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The innovative study of obese individuals divided them into two groups. One control group and the other the experimental. The experimental were told to reduce their calories by 500-1,000 calories a day and eat protein and fiber dense foods for six months. They lost a significant amount of weight but the dopamine levels in the brain which are usually triggered when exposed to fatty foods, were lowered. Their old bad eating habits didn't bring them pleasure which could have long-term and positive effects on their health. 

I'll drink a big glass of water to my health after reading this amazing study. 

Here's to our health!

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10 picks from the list....

  1. Quinoa
  2. Beans
  3. Blueberries
  4. Dark chocolate
  5. Walnuts
  6. Spinach
  7. Salmon
  8. Eggs
  9. Green Tea
  10. Almonds