Lunch: Smoked sausage and bean stew with potato bread
Dinner: Pasta with mushroom sauce
Baking/sweets: Polenta semolina crackers
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Source: One Perfect Bite
Asian-Style Caramelized Pork
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
You may think that the smell of food increases your appetite. That’s not the case.
A test was done on 10 adults. Vanilla custard was squeezed directly into each subject's mouth, in amounts the subject controlled. With each taste, subjects also got a blast of the custard aroma puffed into the back part of their nose. When subjects smelled a stronger custard aroma, they took smaller samples than when the scent was weaker or imperceptible.
The stronger aroma might signal to the brain that the food is richer and higher in calories—thus more filling. But regardless of mechanism, the researchers suggest that making food more aromatic might induce people to take smaller mouthfuls. And such smaller bites have been shown to help people feel fuller faster and eat less overall.
I’ve noticed that if I smell too much of some food I lose my appetite. I can imagine if I spent many hours in a bakery I may not want to eat the baked goods. So to me this study makes sense.