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Endorphins, Physiology: Taste sensitivity, dieting implications

Why should people have less of an appetite for sweets when they are stressed? Assistances supporting a possible explanation for this phenomenon, as well as gender differences in taste sensitivity, are explored.

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First, as you examine why should people have less of an appetite for sweets when they are stressed, it is commonly researched that cortisol levels can impact how foods taste when we are stress, actually decreasing the sugar intensity, which would make our pumpkin spice lattes less sugary and sweet to our palettes. This knowledge can encourage dieters not to seek food as solace when stressed because our foods will not taste as good or authentic when we are stressed, causing us to just binge and not really have a refined sense of what we are ingesting. It fosters a kind of ...

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300 words of notes and references briefly summarize issues related to taste sensitivity and possible implications on dieting.