Science just proved that *this* is the healthiest food
When you think of the healthiest thing you can eat, what do you think of? Kale? Gluten-free sprouted grain bread? Spinach juice?
Well, it turns out the answer is none of those. According to a recent study, eating what you *want* is actually healthier than substituting rice cakes for potato chips. Seriously.
It may sound too good to be true but hear us out—apparently how well your body absorbs nutrients depends on how much you enjoy what you're eating. Which means if you want to be eating pancakes but instead eat a bowl of fruit, your body might not be benefiting as much if you just trusted your gut. A big part of how well we digest food comes from the signals our brain sends and, if we aren't eating something we like, those signals aren't as effective.
Another reason to honor your hunger? Your body is much smarter than you think and there's usually a reason for your cravings. For example, if you're craving red meat like a burger, it might be a sign you need more iron. So listen to what your bod is telling you—as long as you are feeding it what it wants and needs, you'll be healthy *and* happy. Win-win!
Do you eat what you want? Tell us your fave foods below!