Sound as any other of our senses affects the way we’re eating and even our ability to taste food. Turns out the sound (crunch) that we make when eating might act as a monitoring cue while the extrinsic noise might affect our perception of salty and sweet foods.
The researchers that studied intrinsic sound factors over the course of three studies found that food sound salience causes decreased consumption, which might make an impact on weight loss over an extended period of time. Which means that when you’re eating in a loud environment that masks the sound your food makes you’re likely to eat more.
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