What Do Oranges Have To Do With Weight Loss?
According to new research, there’s a new weight loss tool in town: Behold the mighty power of your everyday orange!
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Staying away from sweet treats is a tough thing to do. Luckily, science may have a solution to this: Just smelling an orange could help your diet along.
Researchers at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior presented two different experiments, one where women were asked to smell either oranges or chocolate before eating. In another study, women were shown images of food or non-food objects, before being provided a snack.
The difference? In the first experiment, women who were given the smell of fresh oranges ate 60 percent less chocolate, compared to how much they ate after smelling chocolate.
“It might be that the smell of fresh oranges reminded dieters to limit intake of a tempting and diet-forbidden snack,” researcher Nicola Buckland told NPR.