Can you eat healthier by changing your tastes?
Much has been made of the fact that you can’t eat “just one” chip or cookie because the sugar, fat, and salt added to processed junk food may trigger an addictive cycle in our brain. But knowledge is power, says David Katz, MD, author of the new book Disease-Proof. He believes you can, in fact, train yourself to enjoy natural and healthy favors, which makes eschewing junk food and eating healthier that much easier. Try these science-backed tips from the book.
Give another chance to foods you think you hate.
Taste buds typically become less sensitive with age, which allows you to enjoy foods that once tasted too strong or bitter, like Brussels sprouts, olives, or turnips.