Scientists Explain Why You Always Have Room for Dessert, Even If You’re Full
We seem to always have room for dessert even when we are full and according to research, there is an explanation. It is not just about trying to go along with the group you’re having dinner with. In this article, you can find an answer to why it is so and maybe finally stop torturing yourself for this “sin.”
We at Bright Side also love to eat sweets, even when we are full, and we decided to find out why this happens.
The phenomenon is called "dessert stomach" and it is not a rare thing. According to Professor Russell Keast there a reason that can be explained using science.
The researcher shared that this satiety is specific. Normally we experience it when we eat the same food until we're full, and our sensors tell us that we want something different.
Maybe you've had the feeling that after eating salty food, you just need to eat something sweet. So, it is our sensors talking to us.
Being bored is often a trigger to change something and it is the same mechanism with food. You are bored with chicken and when you see a nice tasty cake, you just can't resist.
To prove this, the researcher's team did an interesting experiment. There were 2 groups. They provided both with 300ml of a strawberry milkshake. The thing was that the first group had to finish drinking it in 2 minutes. After that, the scientists gave them more strawberry milkshake and asked them to drink as much as possible.
The second group got a different flavored milkshake. It was chocolate instead of strawberry.
The new flavor was consumed more than the repeat flavor. The results proved that we need different tastes, even when we are full.
So, basically there are satiety signals that can be switched off by the expectation of a new and not "boring" food.
It was also noted that if you experience a variety of different tastes while eating, you can escape this syndrome of a "dessert stomach."
Otherwise, if you are already super full, your body sends signals to your brain to stop eating and you may feel some discomfort.
How often do you refuse to have a dessert after dinner? Do you love sweets? Please, share your stories with us!