get more pleasure from food.
A scientist from Oxford University believes that the rules of behavior at the table, which were instilled in us from childhood, in fact, will only worsen our perception of food. Charles Spence recommends eating with your mouth open and even with your hands, because this way our eating experience will only improve, according to the Daily Mail.
It is believed that eating with a wide open mouth and taking too large pieces of food is unacceptable and ugly. It is necessary to follow the rules of good manners and take small pieces and chew them with your mouth closed. But an Oxford University scholar thinks this is fundamentally wrong.
< p>Charles Spence of the University of Oxford is leading a team of scientists who are studying how our hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell affect how we perceive the food we eat. In this way, scientists want to learn more about the human brain and its functions.
“Eat with your mouth wide open, take the largest pieces of food you can chew. This will help release more volatile organic compounds from food and this will improve perception of food,” says Spence.
The compounds that give our food flavor can better reach the back of the nose, according to the scientist when chewing with an open mouth. This fires up the olfactory sensory neurons, which are directly connected to the brain, and this enhances our perception of food.
“Sounds also play an important role in this process. Therefore, a person can get more pleasure from food if he does not restrain himself and crunches loudly on the same chips, crackers and other crunchy foods. This also applies to apples. Chew with your mouth open and make noise. The food will immediately taste better,” says Spence.
According to the scientist, eating with your hands can also enhance our perception of food.
< p>“Touch plays an important role in the process of eating. For example, if you take an apple in your hand, then you feel its surface, you can imagine how juicy and tasty it is, and then bite off the first piece and get an unforgettable feeling. The same thing happens when you take with your hands, for example, french fries or a piece of cake,” Spence says.
According to the scientist, although the rules of etiquette prohibit licking fingers after eating or picking delicious cream from a plate with your finger, these prohibitions can to not pay attention. After all, these actions also increase the sensory pleasure of food.
As Focus already wrote, according to a new study by scientists, food can change human genes. Therefore, any food that a person consumes can have both a positive and a negative impact not only on our health, but also on how our body develops in general.