Trying to cut back on sugar? It can be really tough since experts say you can actually get hooked on the sweet stuff, similar to how you might experience another dependency or addiction.
But that doesn't mean you're powerless to take in less sugar. Just get this: Vanilla-flavored milk can actually trick your brain into thinking what-ever you’re drinking (coffee, smoothie, etc.) is sweeter than it is, so you can consume significantly less of the sweet stuff (like, up to 50 percent), a recent study found.
The reason behind why this works is kind of fascinating, too: it's all in the scent. You can credit all those childhood baking seshes because now you naturally associate the aroma of vanilla with saccharine treats. That allows you to “taste” sugar even when there’s not much there, researchers hypothesize.
Will you be trying this hack out? Let us know how it works for you!