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Did you ever wonder why your favorite foods taste so good?


Dessert stomach. We've all experienced this gustatory sensation. It only happens every damned time we eat a meal.

It's basically part of the human condition. You eat a delicious, satisfying dinner, feel End the horney personals to the brim, but when the beautiful question 'Should we get dessert? It's true, we always have room for desserts, whether we indulge that sensation with dessert or not kudos if you have the willpower.

But why exactly does this happen? According to Russell Keast -- a professor in sensory and food science and the director of the Centre for Advanced Sensory Science at Deakin University -- there's a scientific reason for the phenomenon called sensory specific satiety, or 'dessert stomach'. Basically, this is what we experience when we eat one food to fullness.

Our senses tell us we are no longer wanting to eat any more of that specific food. We are getting satiated, but combine this with the fact that our flavour sensing system is overloaded with the food's flavour helps us stop eating. It may look and smell good and from experience we know sweet is appealing.

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No more boredom with the food and the anticipation creates appetite -- hence the dessert stomach. In layman's terms, dinner is boring compared to the treat that is various ice creams, cakes, cookies, chocolate and lollies.

And our brains recognise this and even override satiety als that 'full' feeling for pleasure i. After the forced intake we then provide the same food to excess, so ml of the strawberry milkshake, and ask the participant to have as much or little as they like. We measure the volume consumed and the time taken.

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But then we give them ml of chocolate milkshake another flavour and ask to consume as much or little as you like. The new flavour is invariably consumed ificantly more than the same flavour. If you have eaten to sensory specific satiety and the new food presented is not appealing, you may decide not to consume the new food. On top of this, our stomachs can actually get used the eating past the initial 'full' feeling, meaning you need more food to feel satisfied -- which isn't the greatest for your waistline. Presumably this was a Wives wants nsa Ozone survival mechanism -- in times when food was plentiful you could eat and your body would store what it could," Keast told HuffPost Australia.

This mechanism is not so great if you live in times when food is readily available and often affordable. The stomach also has flexibility in its ability to accept food -- sweet compounds help the stomach relax and take in more food.

We all know eating past that initial full feeling ahem, Horny people 12589 a huge doughnut doesn't make us feel well. We become bloated, uncomfortable and sometimes even nauseated. So, why do we never learn?

We feel uncomfortably full because we have eaten too much and our system allows this," Keast said. Your body is doing what it can to push through digestion and the uptake of nutrients, but they are also sending als to the brain to stop eating.

Why don't we learn -- possibly because it is not a critical-to-life illness, just a function of plentiful times. Again, our biology from millions of years of evolution ensure we can absorb foods when they are plentiful. Australia edition.

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