When you are afraid of gaining weight or are trying to prevent illnesses, it is necessary to remain at a distance from tempting foods like cakes and pizzas. However, the same is tough to implement, but a new study would make it easy.
Researchers at St. Bonaventure University in New York had conducted the study, which said that people did not need to consume pizza. Rather, they could improve their mood just by drawing the same.
The study has appeared in the Journal of Behavioural and Brain Science. A total of 61 students were recruited for the same, of which almost 66% were women. The students were segregated into four groups, which were provided with black, red and green pencils.
Pictures of food facing them were to be drawn by them. It has been told that one of the groups sketched high-sugar, high-fat cupcakes, with another coming up with pizza images and a third showed strawberries. The fourth group drew peppers.
A research method used by psychologists to examine mood changes was then used. Students rated their mood and hunger along with interest and excitement levels, before as well as after the drawing exercise of five minutes.
All the groups drew pictures on empty stomach, but none reported feeling hungrier than others. However, different moods were reported by all of them. The team concluded that drawing pizzas and cupcakes was helpful in improving mood; only peppers indicated a let-down.
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