Mood affects the taste

Mood affects the taste
 Many of us have noticed that, depending on the mood changed palatability of a food product. It turns out that mood affects the taste of food, for example, a person in a state of depressed mood can change the taste of lunch, dull the perception of salty and bitter. Man in a good mood completely different takes different products.

Scientists have come to the conclusion that between the sense of taste and chemical balance of the brain are closely linked. Studies have been conducted, which involved 20 people, they take antidepressants, and then evaluated their taste. As a result, it became clear that an antidepressant increases the sensitivity of the human to the bitter and the sweet. And another drug increases the sensitivity of the person to bitter and sour.

In the more restless by nature people who took part in the study was low sensitivity to bitter and salty foods. Exploring this question, scientists hope that very soon will find a direct link between the flavors and chemicals in the brain, and to treat patients suffering from depression, doctors will be easier.

Although studies are moving forward, but at this stage there are no specific tests to determine which drugs are suitable person for the treatment of various diseases. Scientists hope that a special test, which is based on the definition of taste, that is, the ability to distinguish between the bitter and sour tastes, will help doctors to know what it is not enough substance in the brain and on the basis of these results, prescribe medications.

Besides being tested as research in this area, you can apply by certain foods and heal some ailments. Above depression "plague of the XXI century" can be cured potatoes. So if soup kharcho seems bland and tasteless, and mustard sweet candy should be a natural antidepressant - potatoes. The higher the potato starch, the more happiness. The starch in the stomach is converted to glucose, and glucose, in turn, support a great mood several hours.

Sweet taste is associated with the saturation and satisfaction. Abuse of sweet taste can generate negative emotions and mood, a sense of complacency and greed. Caused by a sour taste in food is associated with the search for ideas and things that can be learned. This may lead to an increase of some character traits and not always positive. There may be feelings of envy and jealousy. A distinct salty taste associated with cheerfulness and strengthens all desires immediately. Pungent taste is associated with a tendency to excitation and bitter creates a desire for change.

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