Does umami increase our appetite?

A new study from the University of Sussex shows that the scent gives the food a “good” feel and also tells us the protein content of this “good thing.”

The taste we tasted is perceived by our fifth sense, that is, the taste, the other tastes we taste are sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Glutamate, which releases a taste similar to bacon, is a protein found in meat. Glutamate is also found in some appetizers such as horseberry sauce, Parmesan cheese and dried shiitake mushrooms. Dr. Una Masic of Sussex University said: “Past research has shown that high-protein foods can satisfy our dietary needs compared to foods with high carbohydrate and fat content. So if the protein in the food is delicious and satisfying people’s needs, Demand, then in this study we can’t help but ask whether the “deliciousness” of the food itself will affect the amount of people’s subsequent meals?”

An article recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is studying the effects of two common food additives on people’s eating. It is well known that MSG and creatinine are sources of “delicious”. In this study, these two additives were placed in low-energy spiced radish soup and high-energy spiced radish soup (protein and carbohydrate mixture). Dr. Masic tested the hunger levels of 26 healthy volunteers and how much they would eat in the next diet.

Compared with radish soup without added flavor, volunteers ate less radish soup with added flavor. But the umami does not affect the feeling of hungry volunteers, so volunteers eat less but don’t feel hungry because if the soup tastes so delicious they will eat less.

The effect of umami in high-calorie soup is very obvious. The study shows that, at least in some cases, umami reduces people’s appetite, so high-quality fresh foods help people who want to lose weight to control their diet. Professor Yeomans said: “Why is this effect of umami still unclear? We will answer this question through more in-depth research.”