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Episodic Memory And Healthy Eating

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How sweets can help you stay in shape!
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It may appear counterintuitive but including a little bit of sweets in your meal could help you stop gaining unhealthy weight, new research suggests.

Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal and this memory can help you better control eating habits, the researchers explained.

Neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory, are activated by consuming sweets, the study said.

Episodic memory is the memory of autobiographical events experienced at a particular time and place.

"We think that episodic memory can be used to control eating behaviour," said one of the researchers Marise Parent, professor at Georgia State University
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