Thursday, September 12, 2013

Satisfying a Sweet Tooth

For those of us with a sweet tooth, there is no doubt each day we turn down a candy bar or a piece of cake, it takes to tremendous will power. But according to researchers, you don’t have to live a life of total denial. Cornell researchers published their work in the journal Appetite and they found the key to living with a sweet tooth is meeting the tooth halfway. If you’re a sweets lover, try to replace a few sugary snacks with more healthful sweet snacks that are packed with nutrients; not just sugar and calories. The choice, the replacement? Fruit. As the authors of the study point out, the same desire for sugar that leads us to eat candy is also the same that helps us want to have fruit. They conducted a study looking at vegetable lovers and fruit lovers. The researchers found fruit lovers ate more sweet snacks then veggie lovers did. In fact, fruit lovers ate sweet snacks more than 15 times a week.

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