What is taste, really? Some synapses firing in your brain when stuff goes in your mouth? Yeah, I’m no biologist, sorry, and I find the sense of taste to be quite a mystery. I mean, sure, it’s a product of evolution, just like our eyes, but the inner workings of different flavors still boggle the minds of top scientists. So, here are 6 succulent facts about taste!
1. Does Expensive Wine Taste Better?
Short answer is – yes, but only when you know it’s expensive. You see, if your brain thinks you’re drinking a $200 bottle of wine, even if it’s a cheap $5 knock-off, you neurons will get more excited and the wine will taste like heaven. This is also true for some other drinks, as long as you hype them up for your guests.
2. Tasty Depression Treatment
Are you feeling depressed? I hope not, but in case you are, know that some flavors can help you feel better! Basically, when you eat crappy bland food – you’re not helping your depression. Instead, try colorful meals with fresh new flavors. Just don’t go for comfort food, because depression is known to dull the fatty flavors, making you grow bigger without realizing it.