The perfect disguise. Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

Spread the love

Share

  • Perfect disguise. Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

    send to Telegram

  • Perfect disguise. Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

    share on Facebook

  •  Perfect disguise, scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

    tweet

  • Perfect disguise. Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes more delicious food

    send to Viber

  •  The perfect disguise, scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

    whatsapp

  •  Perfect Disguise: Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

    send to Messenger

Perfect disguise. Scientists have discovered a simple trick that makes food taste better

Research reveals the appearance of a dish alone can change the way we think about what's on a plate.

Related video

We all have taste preferences – we eat some foods with pleasure, others we prefer to avoid by any means. But it looks like scientists have found a clever trick that can significantly improve the taste experience without using a single additional ingredient, writes Science Alert.

About fifty volunteers took part in a new study by a group of scientists from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Initially, the recipients were divided into two groups, using a special questionnaire to determine pickiness in food.

U Focus. Technology has its own Telegram channel. Subscribe so you don't miss the latest and exciting news from the world of science!

Note that there is no effective way to define a picky eater, but scientists have suggested that this group may include people with a limited diet, with a strong dislike for any product, requiring special food preparation, having problems eating new foods, as well as those who show a combination of all these characteristics.

After that, the recipients were served food in plates of three different colors – blue, red and white. The researchers noticed a curious pattern: nothing changed for the group of picky eaters, but the group of picky eaters reported changes in taste sensations.

According to study co-author psychologist Lorenzo Stafford, this trick can be useful for those who are trying to include hateful foods in the diet. In the study, all participants were given servings of salt and vinegar-flavored potato chips and asked to rate them on desirability, saltiness, and flavor intensity. The scientists found that the color of the utensils had no effect on flavor intensity, but did change in the other two categories for picky eaters. For example, snacks in red and blue bowls were perceived as saltier than those in white bowls, and chips in a red bowl were perceived as the least desirable of all.

Note that earlier studies have shown that picky eaters can be so restrictive your diet that it will literally include no more than two dozen products. Stafford believes that their discovery can help picky eaters significantly expand their diet, and therefore improve their health.

In addition, this method can be used by parents who are unsuccessfully trying to accustom their child to vegetables.