The next time you have a hot spicy curry observe the way you eat it, research has been published and revealed that stronger smelling foods help weight loss.
You probably aren’t aware of it but eating spicy foods, you quite naturally take smaller bite sizes, which then lead to eating smaller portions.
The recent Gastro-scientific journal “Flavour” saw new studies this week published; this is what the NYDailyNews.com wrote…
The Study Of Losing Weight By Eating Pungent-Smelling Foods
For their study, Dutch scientists fitted 10 people aged 26 to 50 with a nose piece that was able to increase the aroma intensity of their sample food: a vanilla custard.
As researchers controlled the strength of the aroma, participants controlled the amount of food they pumped in their mouth by pushing a button connected to a feeding tube.
Smells ranged between no smell, weak, and strong.
The result? Increasing the aroma intensity led participants to take smaller bite sizes, researchers said.
“This study suggests that manipulating the odor of food could result in a 5-10% decrease in intake per bite,” reads the study. “Combining aroma control with portion control could fool the body into thinking it was full with a smaller amount of food and aid weight loss.”
Meanwhile, the newly launched journal will be published out of the Copenhagen, a hotbed of new, innovative and trendsetting modern gastronomy led mainly by chef René Redzepi of Noma, who has been credited with shifting the culinary spotlight to northern Europe and Nordic cuisine.
Flavour is the latest gastro-journal to launch in the world of academia. You can read the original article here.
It has also been suggested that eating of a smaller plate using a bigger fork could also help. I don’t know about you but I enjoy a decent Jalfrezi or madras and although these are quite hot dishes I still find a way to finish it all.
Can Stronger Smelling Foods Help Weight loss? For me strong smells and flavors make the food more enjoyable, so I’m not sure if it’s going to curb my appetite.
Do you enjoy strong tasty smelling foods; do you think it will make a difference to your waistline?