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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Sixth Taste Synonymous With Old Sixth Sense?

So an Australian study was just published in the British Journal of Nutrition claiming that we all have a 6th taste. Yup...we can taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter, protein-rich...and now FAT. So this study states that people who are sensitive to the taste of fat tend to eat less of it and are less likely to be overweight. They claim this new discovery will be key to reducing obesity! But weight...I mean wait! I think this is simply a new spin on an old sense. Hear me out on this one...you have a 6th sense, which is intuition. You know that feeling, it's a hunch, a gut feeling about how you should proceed with something. So when you get that feeling, you know the one, the hunch that you should quit eating the chips cause you're getting fatter by the minute...is it your 6th sense or your 6th taste? You be the judge!