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Need a Self-Control Boost? Gargle with Lemonade!

If you're struggling to keep your self-control on track, keep a bottle of lemonade made with real sugar handy. You won't have to drink it, just swish and gargle when you're feeling like giving up. Read More

This can not be used in the

This can not be used in the long term. When the brain anticipates sugar intake it will drop your blood sugar level. In other words you might get an temporary boost of willpower, but your willpower will suffer in the long term. With low blood sugar your brain and willpower will suffer.

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David DiSalvo is a science and technology writer working at the intersection of cognition and culture.

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