Fruits package of nutrients are known for its benefactrices, inclusion of 100g of fruit in your daily diet to improve the health to a greater extent. Perceived stress, lower fruit intake, is known in comfort eating are all risk factors for chronic disease.
Fruit intake may improve mood after Pavlovian progressive muscle relaxation conditioning, finds a recent study published in Psychosomatic Medicine.
The present pilot study aimed to simultaneously mitigate all three risk factors by applying Pavlovian conditioning to change the nature of comfort eating. Specifically, stressed participants underwent a Pavlovian conditioning intervention designed to elicit comforting effects of fruit intake and thereby reduce negative mood while promoting fruit intake.
Thus, the researchers concluded that repeated pairing of fruit intake with a reliable distress-reducing activity led to the conditioning of comforting effects of fruit intake. Further refinement of the intervention design is necessary to translate this conditioned association to the actual intake of fruit and other foods.
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