Proximity to Healthy Foods Impacts Choices

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Keeping junk food out of reach and healthy snack options close could be a small step in making smarter eating choices, says new research. In a study published in the journal Appetite, 56 participants were randomly assigned to Group Apples Near or Group Popcorn Near, with the respective foods placed within arms' reach and the other placed twice as far away. The control Group Both Near had both foods placed within reach. Regardless of food preference, participants were more likely to consume the food closest to them. These result support the authors’ hypothesis that having lower calorie foods in closer proximity compared to higher calorie foods can reduce total energy intake. 

Proximity to Healthy Foods Impacts Choices
Proximity to Healthy Foods Impacts Choices
"There are the little things that we can do to just make our diets healthier, and one of them is the simple idea to just put the healthy foods closer to you and you'll find you can use your laziness to your advantage," Gregory Privitera told Reuters Health. "And then lo and behold, they'd come ...

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