‘Sweet Tooth’ Types Drawn to Fruit

WEDNESDAY– Folks with a sweet tooth know they’re wan to candy bars and ice cream. But research suggests this set also finds fruit more attractive a fact that can be turned to their advantage.

“The take-home message here is that if you are a self-identified sweet lover, try to replace a few sugary snacks with more healthful sweet snacks that are packed with nutrients, not just sugar and calories,” said Lona Sandon, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

She wasn’t concerned in the study, which was led by Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

“If someone does have a sweet tooth, the same desire for sugar that leads them to eat candy is also the same desire that leads them to be predisposed to fruit,” Wansink said.

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