Study: Foodies Are Healthier Than Picky Eaters

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While you may associate foodies or adventurous eaters with indulgent eating or eating to excess, that may not be the case.

A new study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab found just the opposite.

The research suggests foodies weigh less and are healthier than less adventurous eaters.

Researchers surveyed 502 women.

They found that those who ate the most uncommon foods like beef tongue, kim-chi or rabbit, rated themselves as healthier, more physically active, and more concerned with their health compared to their less-adventurous counterparts.

The foodies also reported a smaller body mass index, or BMI.

The study’s co-author says the findings may help those trying to lose weight because they won’t feel restricted by a strict diet.

While this is a relatively small study, it shows there may be at least a small advantage to trying a wide variety of foods.

If nothing else, it makes life more fun.
 

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