Want to stay slim? Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables daily to resist the temptation of waist- expanding treats which can make one obese, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
Prof Rajita Sinha and colleagues at Yale University say when supplies of glucose - found in carbohydrates - drop, people begin to lose their ability to control desire, while their urge to eat increases, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.
The lack of glucose - which is used to power the brain - make people helpless against their urge to reach for high- calorie foods, the researchers said.
Obese people are particularly vulnerable, with even the slightest drop in glucose prompting irresistible cravings for carbohydrates, from which people get most of their sugar.
These can be "good" carbs, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, brown rice and pasta and wholemeal bread, or "bad" varieties which include white bread and sugar, fizzy drinks, cakes, crisps and other packet snacks.