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(Daily Mail)   Scientists discover that people can tell fatty foods from others by the smell. Apparently the fatty foods are the ones that smell like something you would actually want to eat   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 22
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2014-01-29 09:46:15 AM
Donuts were one of life's little joys. If the government bans puppy breath and good yawns, I'll have nothing left to live for.
 
2014-01-29 11:20:07 AM
I'm pretty sure we got real good at lighting grasses and forests on fire then sniffing out the mouse flambeau and other tasty treats with our schnozzes.
 
2014-01-29 11:22:39 AM
Unlike the fatty women, which you don't want to eat.  Right subby?  Is that what you're implying?  You're a terrible person for thinking that, you bigot.
 
2014-01-29 11:33:26 AM
All I can say is one word: BACON!
 
2014-01-29 11:50:03 AM
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"Trans fats are what they put in food to make it delicious."
 
2014-01-29 11:59:34 AM
We developed the ability to identify food that our bodies crave?

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2014-01-29 12:11:55 PM
I don't know about smell but there is the question of why there isn't a taste bud for fat. Our taste buds (sweet, salt, sour, bitter, umani) evolved to help us distinguish good foods from bad. Somewhere I read that fat is tasted by registering on all taste buds.

As for the article's hope that scientists can develop a fake fatty smell to fool the fatties into eating healthy, I think that is a bad idea. If the smell signals the body to prepare for fat that doesn't come then it may upset important feedback cycles, just as some claim artificial sweeteners do.
 
2014-01-29 12:22:53 PM
My life changed for the better once I really started making the mental connection between being hungry for crappy food and how I felt after I ate it.
 
2014-01-29 12:48:09 PM
Maybe you should just learn to cook better food, subby
 
2014-01-29 01:03:43 PM
And remember: if you crave something, it's your body telling you that whatever it is you're craving is *exactly* what the body "needs".

Craving two dozen deep-fried donuts? It's your body telling you that that's a "healthy" choice.
 
2014-01-29 01:12:24 PM
Of course we do.  Which is why mine leads me straight to my freezer, containing 135 lbs of tasty, tasty pig. And assorted other things, but mostly pig.


NCSB:

Wasn't paying attention at the grocery and grabbed "lite" hot dog buns.  They are sad and dry and crumbly.  :(

/NCSB
 
2014-01-29 01:27:52 PM
Yet another article telling people a low fat diet is a good thing.

/It's not.
 
2014-01-29 02:18:15 PM

HairBolus: I don't know about smell but there is the question of why there isn't a taste bud for fat. Our taste buds (sweet, salt, sour, bitter, umani) evolved to help us distinguish good foods from bad. Somewhere I read that fat is tasted by registering on all taste buds.

As for the article's hope that scientists can develop a fake fatty smell to fool the fatties into eating healthy, I think that is a bad idea. If the smell signals the body to prepare for fat that doesn't come then it may upset important feedback cycles, just as some claim artificial sweeteners do.


I mean, if it might do something similar to something that some claim might happen, we know it's a bad idea.
 
2014-01-29 02:39:57 PM
Innovative methods using scents to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake
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As the most calorically dense nutrient, fat has been a desired energy source across much of human evolution and experts think it would have been advantageous for humans to be able to detect sources of fat in food

So basically these scientists think it's a healthy idea to screw with your sensory organs to encourage a diet that goes against 7 million years of human evolution.
 
2014-01-29 05:50:42 PM

NakedDrummer: Innovative methods using scents to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake
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As the most calorically dense nutrient, fat has been a desired energy source across much of human evolution and experts think it would have been advantageous for humans to be able to detect sources of fat in food

So basically these scientists think it's a healthy idea to screw with your sensory organs to encourage a diet that goes against 7 million years of human evolution.


First of all, the earth is only 10,000 years old at most, so it isn't possible to have that many years of evolution.

Now that the hard science is out of the way...I would think that evolution really only covers keeping alive through reproductive years.  Nature may not always know best.  Look at genetics in plants, or here's an example:  Marijuana growing.  Turns out 24 hours of light beats what nature was doing.  That's what they say anyhow.  I wouldn't know anything about it and wasn't anywhere near there when it happened.
 
2014-01-29 06:10:06 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: NakedDrummer: Innovative methods using scents to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake
...
As the most calorically dense nutrient, fat has been a desired energy source across much of human evolution and experts think it would have been advantageous for humans to be able to detect sources of fat in food

So basically these scientists think it's a healthy idea to screw with your sensory organs to encourage a diet that goes against 7 million years of human evolution.

First of all, the earth is only 10,000 years old at most, so it isn't possible to have that many years of evolution.

Now that the hard science is out of the way...I would think that evolution really only covers keeping alive through reproductive years.  Nature may not always know best.  Look at genetics in plants, or here's an example:  Marijuana growing.  Turns out 24 hours of light beats what nature was doing.  That's what they say anyhow.  I wouldn't know anything about it and wasn't anywhere near there when it happened.


Yeah, uh....you try and get your weed to bud on a 24hr schedule and then get back to us.
 
2014-01-29 06:40:05 PM
I'm not about to RTFA either, but how does a thread with "fatty foods" in the title get only 17 responses after sitting an entire day on Fark?

Farking unbelievable.

/Ring Dings are BACK, baby
 
2014-01-29 06:55:13 PM

Far Cough: I'm not about to RTFA either, but how does a thread with "fatty foods" in the title get only 17 responses after sitting an entire day on Fark?

Farking unbelievable.

/Ring Dings are BACK, baby


I even mentioned "mouse flambeau". Nothing.
 
2014-01-29 07:10:55 PM
 
2014-01-29 07:36:03 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Of course we do.  Which is why mine leads me straight to my freezer, containing 135 lbs of tasty, tasty pig. And assorted other things, but mostly pig.


NCSB:

Wasn't paying attention at the grocery and grabbed "lite" hot dog buns.  They are sad and dry and crumbly.  :(

/NCSB


May as well buy some chicken dogs to put on them. Embrace the suck.
 
2014-01-29 10:45:47 PM

jjorsett: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Of course we do.  Which is why mine leads me straight to my freezer, containing 135 lbs of tasty, tasty pig. And assorted other things, but mostly pig.


NCSB:

Wasn't paying attention at the grocery and grabbed "lite" hot dog buns.  They are sad and dry and crumbly.  :(

/NCSB

May as well buy some chicken dogs to put on them. Embrace the suck.


Why stop there? get tofu dogs and get some GMO into your life.
 
2014-01-29 10:57:08 PM

HairBolus: I don't know about smell but there is the question of why there isn't a taste bud for fat. Our taste buds (sweet, salt, sour, bitter, umani) evolved to help us distinguish good foods from bad. Somewhere I read that fat is tasted by registering on all taste buds.

As for the article's hope that scientists can develop a fake fatty smell to fool the fatties into eating healthy, I think that is a bad idea. If the smell signals the body to prepare for fat that doesn't come then it may upset important feedback cycles, just as some claim artificial sweeteners do.


You're probably right about that fake smell problem. And why, exactly, didn't the scientists simply ask the chefs some questions? Anyone who has cooked for a living (and I'm sure many who cook at home) can smell, detect most ingredients, including salt.
 
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