By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:40 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 01:48 GMT, 3 November 2020
From fasting to counting calories, many of us have tried countless diets but they all have one similar flaw – they require willpower.
Now scientists may be able to zap our brains to make us choose healthy fruit instead of reaching for the biscuit tin.
Research shows that a small electric current can make a monkey choose a healthier option.
During their study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found that a small electric current could make a monkey choose a healthier option. (Stock image)
In the study, scientists were able to alter the macaques'