Smelling fattening food could possibly satisfy your cravings as the brain doesn't necessarily differentiate the source of sensory pleasure.
According to studies conducted in University of California, Berkley, the odour of what we eat can play a crucial role in how the body deals with calories.
According to a latest study, published in The Journal of Chemical Senses, the sensors in our nose - called functional olfactory receptors, which help detect good or bad odours - are also present on our ...
Human beings not only pick up aromas through the nose, but also through the mouth while chewing food. A new study says that the ability to smell food through the mouth decreases with age.
The researchers tested several odours in lab worm C. elegans and discovered that only certain scents dynamically regulate fat mobilisation by interacting with specific olfactory neurons through specific receptors.