The new research, published in the July issue of the journal Appetite, was based on data from the USDA\'s Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) to compare average intake of sweet and salty snacks and total fruit intake for over 14,000 individuals.
It was found that people who were frequent consumers of fruit were also frequent consumers of sweet snacks, and people who preferred salty snacks consumed less fruit.
Researchers peculate that these findings might be useful since knowing if a person likes one type of food, food and nutritional scientists should be better able to predict what other types of foods he or she might prefer.
All research on this web site is the property of Leslie Beck Nutrition Consulting Inc. and is protected by copyright. Keep in mind that research on these matters continues daily and is subject to change. The information presented is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. It is intended to provide ongoing support of your healthy lifestyle practices.