The uprise of digital media has bypassed the language and cultural barriers of communicating about food with peers. Sharing exaggeratively glamourized food visuals with fancy hashtags and folksonomy, generally termed as Foodporn, is “trendy”. Exposure to Foodporn affects food choices, directly or indirectly, through psychological, physiological and psychosocial means. Though unhealthy connotation is often attributed to foodporn, this perspective article implores that the plausible potential to alluring food pictures to prompt healthy food choices, be explored. Can foodporn be effectively used for e-priming (electronically priming) healthy food choices by glamourizing and idealizing healthy foods?
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Seal, A., Gavaravarapu, S.M. & Konapur, A. Can foodporn prime healthy eating? Thinking beyond digital gazing and satiety. Eur J Clin Nutr (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-022-01139-w