ITS WORTH IT TO BE A FOODIE…RESEARCHERS SAY ADVENTUROUS EATERS WEIGH LESS AND ARE MORE HEALTHY

If you want to lose weight, it pays to tuck into brains, tongue and kimchi, researchers have found.

They say adventurous eaters weigh less and are healthier – showing it pays to be a foodie.

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Source: thehansindia.com

They even found that foodies were more sociable, throwing far more dinner parties.

Traditionally, foods fans are seen as gluttons.

However, a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study shows just the opposite –adventurous eaters weigh less and may be healthier than their less-adventurous counterparts.

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The nationwide U.S. survey of 502 women showed that those who had eaten the widest variety of uncommon foods — including seitan, beef tongue, Kimchi, rabbit, and polenta— also rated themselves as healthier eaters, more physically active, and more concerned with the healthfulness of their food when compared with non-adventurous eaters.

‘Food neophiles have a lower BMI than people who don’t like a lot of food, they even have people over for a dinner a lot more,’ said coauthor Brian Wansink.

‘There’s a real advantage to liking and trying a lot more food – it might even mean you have a lot more fun in life.’

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