Brain can be ‘trained’ to prefer healthy food


BBC: A study in the United States suggests the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods using a diet that does not leave people hungry.

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BBC: A study in the United States suggests the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods using a diet that does not leave people hungry.

Scientists know that once people are addicted to unhealthy foods, it is usually very hard to change their eating habits and get them to lose weight. They studied the part of the brain linked to reward and addiction in 13 overweight and obese men and women, eight of whom were taking part in a specially designed weight-loss program.

This focused on changing food preferences by prescribing a diet high in fiber and protein, and low in carbohydrates, but which did not allow participants to become hungry because this is when food cravings take over and unhealthy food becomes attractive.

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