Blogs, Articles & Research

Seeing the Unhealthy, but Enjoying the Healthy

 

Comment:

Maybe a way to encourage healthy eating whilst not taking away peoples enjoyment of food is through visual stimulation ... 

 

Research:

It has been found that looking at a picture of food can determine the taste we experience from the food we are actually eating. The research was carried out at the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland.

It found that those who participated enjoyed more pleasant tastes to the food they were eating when they were shown images of high calorie food before they ate, and when they were shown low calorie options before eating reported lower levels of taste enjoyment. 

This research revealed unknown interactions in the brain of visual-gustatory sensory involved with food enjoyment. 

The study shows the importance that visual stimulation could be in having a more nutritional healthy diet. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314172256.htm

Read some of our latest blogs

How Does Your Gut Affect Your Health? 14 February 2017 - The word bacteria normally has a negative association. Bacteria has become a generalised term we use...
Hormonal Imbalance and Eating Disorders 6 December 2016 - Hormonal Imbalance and Eating Disorders Hormones are chemical substances in our body that regulate several processes,...
The Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Eating Disorders 1 November 2016 - Eating disorders often appear in combination with other mental health disorders, such anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder,...
Is there a link between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Eating Disorders? 11 October 2016 - Eating disorders are mainly characterised by deficient food intake, disordered eating behaviour, such as not eating...