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Obese Children Less Sensitive to Taste

 

Comment:

Some researchers are claiming that obese children have less distinctive taste buds, they are less sensitive. 

Often adults with any form of eating disorder share that they struggle to stay in touch with what their bodies feel. Am I hungry? Am I full? There is often a less distinctive sensation, or an overwhelming one that can be false. 

So how about some very simple, achievable tips?

When eating at the table (first tip) have a jug of water and a glass set up too (less likely to get up and get a fizzy alternative) Put your knife and fork down between each mouthful is well chewed and swallowed. Then pick up the knife and fork and start on the next mouthful. Really appreciate where the food has come from, is it grown? Harvested? Imported? Well reared? Ask and appreciate the journey to your plate. 

Happy slower appreciative eating. 

Posted by Deborah Fields

 

Research:

New research has found that children who are obese may be less sensitive to taste than children of a healthy weight.

The study which was undertaken by German researchers and published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood studied 99 obese and 94 normal weight children between the ages of 6-18. 

When testing the five sensations the obese children were far less precise in the identification of the different tastes. 

 

Original article can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/9554741/Obese-children-are-less-able-to-taste.html

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