How to eat better, healthier and happier without all the processed foods you’ve grown accustomed to, according to a new study from Cornell University.
As part of the study, which is published in the American Journal of Public Health, Cornell researchers studied the nutritional content of food items purchased at over 10,000 Whole30 restaurants.
While there were no differences between the products purchased at grocery stores and those purchased at Whole30 stores, the researchers found that customers were able to taste the differences between products, including a higher number of calories and carbohydrates.
The study also showed that people who were able, as expected, to distinguish between products had lower stress levels and felt less anxious.
In the study of more than 1,000 students, there was no difference in how much food they consumed per week.
The researchers said the study was important because it showed that while the average person could choose between a salad, pizza or pasta, there were significant differences between how food was prepared.
While the researchers said that the study didn’t provide enough data to show that eating healthier and feeling better is the best option, they suggested that the data can help people choose foods that are nutritious and low in calories.
“The results suggest that healthy eating habits may be important for individuals with low energy levels, and they also suggest that eating healthy may reduce stress levels,” they wrote.
While these studies provide important information, the study also had a couple of limitations.
The authors were not able to track how many people actually purchased the products, nor were they able to distinguish which food items were purchased at the store.
Additionally, there wasn’t a way to determine if the people who purchased the food were actually getting it delivered to their home.
“It’s possible that many consumers may be making assumptions about the healthiness of the food they purchase and then eating it themselves,” the authors wrote.
“It is also possible that individuals who are not able or do not want to spend time in a restaurant will simply eat their food at home.”
They also cautioned that while consumers may think they can eat healthier without going out, they can actually eat more unhealthy foods.
“In fact, the consumption of foods that the authors observed were more likely to be consumed in restaurants and in the grocery store,” they said.
“While there is no single, scientifically proven way to eliminate the consumption, the benefits of eating healthier are greater when people eat healthy food.”ABC News’ Rachel Wiebe contributed to this report.