A new study by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark shows that coffee increases the sensitivity to dessert and decreases the sensitivity to pain.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark tested the effect of coffee on taste perception. In the study, even if your coffee is caffeine free sense of taste revealed to have an effect on.
In the study carried out with 156 participants, the participants sense of smell and taste tested. After drinking coffee, the participants' sense of taste and smell were tested once again. The results before and after coffee were obviously different.
The change in the sense of taste does not result from caffeine
In the study, it was determined that caffeinated coffee did not reveal any change in the sense of smell. However, considering the sense of taste Changes was seen to be. In the study, it was seen that people who drink coffee gain sensitivity against sweet flavors and their sensitivity to bitter flavors decreases.
Scientists who suspect that caffeine can make this change in the sense of taste, give the participants a second experiment. decaffeinated coffee They drink. It has been observed that people who drink decaffeinated coffee have similar changes in their sense of taste with caffeinated coffee.
Dr. of the researchers. Alexander Fjældstad, the effect that changes the sense of taste bitter substances in coffee He said some might have provided it. Fjældstad said, “We already know that our senses affect each other. However, it was a surprise that our sweetness and pain record was affected so easily." said.
Dr. Alexander Fjældstad, studies on the changes in the sense of taste, to reduce sugar and calories says it can be used. Fjældstad added that the results of similar studies may be beneficial for those suffering from weight problems or diabetes patients.