One day, maybe, we could prefer insects and veggies rather than junk food


By seeing this, I hope that your “reward system” is at its highest point!

Well, I know this title is quite catchy for a first personal article, but this is already true for me. (And it’s not my fault!)

Indeed, this post is about the fact that it could be possible to turn our brain for craving healthy food instead of junk food. Still interesting no?

A study published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes in early September has shown that changing food habit during a certain period of time can “train” our brain for choosing naturally healthy food instead of high-calorie food. After 6 months of eating healthy foods, the “reward system” in the brains of the studied people appears to be activated in presence of low calorie food as it was before in presence of unhealthy food.

If you want more information about this subject check that following link :
Training you brain could make you prefer healthy food – TIME

For the most courageous, the detailed study is free and available here.

Even if this study has been done on small scale, it can open ways for bigger studies and maybe new discoveries on this interesting subject.

In fact, if it’s real, a lot of my friends will be disappointed or reassured (depending on their point of view). The motivated (or weird) Florian who always eats healthy and would prefer eating a mealworm salad instead of a fast-food has just turned his brain into like auto-pilot mode for craving veggies, chicken, tilapia (and bugs!!!).

By the way, the links between habits, healthy foods and insects could need further investigations.

It’s Sunday, so, relax grab some mealworms and watch this instructional cartoon about the effect of sugar on our brain!


Formerly I'm an environmental engineer, personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist and "Entotarian". In the edible insects industry for five years, I've been consultant for an insect farm in France, free-lance writer and international speaker. After developing the world's first table-top farm, I'm now in Paris with Jimini's where we are developing and selling delicious insects. I would say that my life revolves around eating insects.

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