NEW RESEARCH: Bite size and chewing time of food influence feelings of fullness.
What makes a meal satisfying? The body recognises nutrients and calories, but the satisfaction of a meal comes from the entire eating experience, including the taste, aroma and texture of the food. At every eating occasion, the amount eaten, the duration of the meal and the satisfaction afterwards depend on multiple factors which we may or may not be aware of.
Two studies from the Nestlé Research Center provide new data that show how different foods can influence eating behaviours, such as bite size and chewing time, and how this can also affect feelings of fullness and food intake.
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