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Posts tagged Sweet

November 26, 2012

 

pretzels close up with salt

Which Makes You Thirstier, Salt Or Sugar?

Chow down salty chips or pretzels, and soon you'll be guzzling your favorite drink. But snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too.

April 10, 2012

 

man feeding baby with here comes the airplane

Do Picky Eaters Taste Foods Differently?

Are you a picky eater? Is it just pickiness, or do those foods actually taste different to some people?

November 23, 2011

 

Cupcakes decorated as brown turkeys

Talking Turkey About Taste

This Thanksgiving, before you dig into your feast, take a moment to learn about how you experience all those different and wonderful tastes!

May 23, 2006

 

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How Hunger Affects Taste

You know how they say you should never go grocery shopping when you're hungry?

July 7, 2005

 

Fizz

While it might be socially acceptable for food lovers to discuss the care of the finest wines, or the best way to brew gourmet coffee, what if your favorite beverage happens to be soda pop? Chances are, a gourmet wouldn’t have a lot to say about this topic. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Sugar High: Myth or Fact?

Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that there’s little connection between eating sugar and hyperactivity. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Gathered piles of salt by the coast of one of the Canary Islands

Salt As A Sweetner

Why is it that when you put salt on a melon, the melon seems sweeter, but then if you overdo it, the melon turns salty? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sweet and Sour

After digestion, glucose travels throughout the body in the blood stream. It enters all of our cells with the help of a hormone called insulin: insulin picks up the glucose and carries it into each cell, like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold.

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