Scientists may be able to help us eat healthy fruit

Could a zap to the brain turn you into a salad fan? Scientists may be able to help us eat healthy fruit instead of reaching for the biscuit tin Research shows small electric current can make monkey choose healthier option Scientists able to alter macaques' preferences for certain types of fruit juice Recreating effect in humans would involve implanting electrodes into head

By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:40 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 01:48 GMT, 3 November 2020

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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)

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'

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