Drinking Glucose Increases Willpower

In this study people gargled sugary drinks, but not swallow. They showed more willpower. This shows it isn’t an increase in blood sugar that fixes your will. Instead it is a reward. The body’s reaction to sweetness is a reward.

Citation: Hagger, M., and Chatzisarantis, N. “The Sweet Taste of Success: The Presence of Glucose in the Oral Cavity Moderates the Depletion of Self-Control Resources.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2012

Sanders, M., Shirk, S., Burgin, C., and Martin, L. “The Gargle Effect: Rinsing the Mouth With Glucose Enhances Self-Control.” Psychological Science, 2012

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