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Training Your Brain Could Make You Prefer Healthy Food.

Which is more appealing: cheese pizza or salad? For many, the lure of lettuce hardly matches that of greasy comfort food, but new brain research from Tufts University published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes suggests that reconditioning can train adults to prefer healthy food and shun the junk.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

If my math is correct, the brain training involved a diet consisting of 50% low-glycemic-load carbohydrates with primarily vegetables, 25% protein, and 25% fat. That sounds suspiciously similar to the Zone Diet. Harvard Medical School demonstrated 15 years ago that the Zone Diet reprogramed the satiety response with one meal. Not surprisingly the lead author of this study was also an author on that Harvard study 15 years ago.

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