Wednesday, October 10 2012, 09:07 AM MDT
Food and Feel
(KUTV) Have you ever wondered why some foods seem to go well together, while others don't?
Scientists say it could be the way food feels in your mouth.
Researchers believe foods complement one another because they are opposite textures of each other on the sensory spectrum in the mouth.
For example astringent liquids like wines feel rough and dry in the mouth, while the fat in meats are usually slippery - making a perfect combination.
Researchers hope these findings will help nutritionists and doctors guide patients to select complementary but healthier foods.
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