It’s Possible to Love Healthy Foods

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learn to love healthy food, healthy food study, nutrition lake forestA recent study reported in the BBC news shows that you brain can actually be trained to like healthy food. So, the excuse that you just don’t like vegetables or health food just doesn’t taste good can no longer be one of your excuses!

Scientists from Tufts University published this article in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. Overweight and obese people had their brains analyzed using MRI before and after 6 months of training new food habits. At the end of the study the imaging showed that the reward centers in the brain were highly active when pictures of healthy foods were shown to the participants.

This means that just after 6 months the brain learned to respond chemically to low-calorie, high-nutrient food in order to help encourage consumption of good foods.

Professor Susan B Roberts states, “We don’t start out in life loving French fries and hating, for example, whole wheat pasta. This conditioning happens over time in response to eating – repeatedly – what is out there in the toxic food environment.”

The other main point was that regardless of how long poor habits have been occurring, the brain can still learn. So, just like your body can respond to exercise no matter how many years you have not worked out, your brain too can learn to eat well no matter how long you’ve been dining on fast food. All it takes is proper instruction, a little discipline, and a will to truly want to be healthier.

If you are interested in retraining your brain and finally adopting a healthy lifestyle, we can help. No matter if you just need a little guidance, or need a complete re-haul of your health, we have a program that can not only guide you, but will teach you everything that you need to know. For more information don’t hesitate to contact us at (949) 916-9742.

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