A new taste sense of fat has recently been developed by researchers that could have the key to help people beat the bulge as this discovery worked by fooling the body into thinking that it has consumed enough of the fatty fill.
The human's taste buds have been known to differentiate the five distinct flavours; sour, sweet, salty, bitter and umami, which is present in protein-loaded foods.
Deakin Univesity researcher Dr Russel Keast said that majority of people do not need to eat a grease-soaked breakfast to know that they are in actual fact, eating fat.
The study conducted showed that all subjects involved detected the fat that was mixed in non-fat foods, indicating that fat had a distinct flavor. By eating too much of fat, people become less sensitive to it but this does not necessarily a permanent condition, says Dr Keast.
He believes that when a high-fat diet is consumed, the individual will adapt to the level of fat in the diet and will have a desensitized fat respond. The reverse can also be true, if the amount of fat is reduced in the diet.
He also adds that there is an ineffective effect of low-fat foods as such that the person will go back to the full-fat version when the body is convinced that it is not getting enough.
Thus, this research that he is working on is focused on developing better low-fat foods that people will be less likely to abandon. He says, Celery will always taste like celery. Brie will always taste like brie. This is not perceivable.
In theory, this research will work to ensure that the body will recognize there is fat without having those excessive levels of fat in the food they are consuming. You can't replace fat entirely and it would be wrong to think so. Fat is good. It is just that we eat too much of it.