Junk food kills the taste for healthy food

According to a study at the University of New South Wales, on a diet of hamburgers, French fries, sweets and other unhealthy food kills the appetite to eat healthy food.

Scientists believe that excessive consumption of unhealthy food can change behavior, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. The researchers conducted the experiment on rats. Animals raised on healthy food, began feeding the ration from the cafeteria: dumplings, cakes, cookies. Rodents not only gained weight but also changed their behavior. They became indifferent to the choice of food and lost interest in the old familiar tastes.

The researchers indicated that they lost their natural preference for healthy foods. The change lasted for some time after the rats returned to a healthy diet. Scientists
came to the conclusion that a diet of unhealthy food causes lasting changes in parts of the rat brain responsible for reward and decision-making.

They said that the results may have implications for the ability of people to limit consumption of certain types of food because these parts of the brain are similar in all mammals.

Source: nauka24news.ru/


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