I know, the summer holiday is coming soon, whenever this time, there is always someone happy and someone worried. Do you remember what your parents told you when you left home?" Eat less and remember to lose weight!" If you want to lose weight, maybe you should try eating standing up.
A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research finds posture impacts taste perception, with food tasting better when you're sitting down. The authors of the study is experts in the field of trans-sensory channels， which is responsible for balance, posture and spatial orientation, interacts with the gustatory sensory system, which impacts taste and flavor.
He found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds. The force of gravity pushes blood to the lower parts of the body, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood back up to the top of the body, accelerating heart rate. This activates the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis and leads to increased concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol. This chain reaction reduces sensory sensitivity, which impacts food and beverage taste evaluation, food temperature perception and overall consumption volume.
Researchers then provided participants classic bite-sized brownies baked at a local restaurant that were tested and widely considered pleasant tasting. Those who were sitting down rated them to be most delicious. However, when the baker altered the recipe and made the taste unpleasant by adding an extra ? cup of salt, the results were opposite. Participants standing up didn't notice the brownies tasting saltier to that extent, and actually rated them to have a relatively more favorable taste perception than those who sampled them while sitting down.
No matter how to say, weight loss is small, eat well is the most important, finally, we also wish you good grades in the upcoming final exam.