We’ve all been in a position where the lure of fast food and sugary, salty snacks has been too strong to ignore. That could soon be a thing of a past, if a new study from the USA is to be believed.

Would you rather eat a juicy burger or a stick of celery as a treat? For most of us there’s no question! Most of us know that low-fat, low-salt and freshly cooked food is better for us, but we’ve all made bad food choices at one time or another. Scientists at Tufts University have recently published their findings into what makes us crave unhealthy food, and they appear to have discovered the secrets of over-indulgence!

They took a group of 13 people and gave eight of them a special diet that looked like this:

  • 25% protein
  • 25% fat
  • 50% low-GI carbohydrates

This carefully controlled diet lasted for 6 months they ran scans and saw a marked difference in the way the brain dealt with addiction and learning. The people in the controlled group found an increased craving for healthy, low-calorie food!

When showed pictures of this food, the areas of their brain associated with reward activated, indicating that you can train your brain to prefer healthy foods, such as the wide range of ready meals delivered by Oakhouse Foods.

If you’re interested running a similar experiment on yourself or want to go for a healthier diet, then Oakhouse Foods can help! A lot of our healthy ready meals are naturally low in substances that cause problems if you over-indulge, such as:

All of our frozen ready meals are prepared by hand by a team of chefs, who ensure that only the freshest ingredients are used. Getting frozen ready meals delivered to your door is an easy way to live a healthier life, one meal at a time.

We’ve got the largest frozen food delivery range in the UK, so have a look and place an order for your new favourite. Get in touch with one of our friendly team if you have any questions.