Your Nose Knows Fatty Foods

Your Nose Knows Fatty Foods Having a hard time figuring out which foods are high in fat? A study published in the journal PLoS One suggests relying on your sense of smell. According to research conducted in Philadelphia and Norway, your nose has the ability to distinguish between .125%, 1.4% and 2.7% fat in milk.

Researchers had normal weight and overweight subjects smell all three samples of milk. On three separate occasions, with three different groups of subjects, the nose was able to accurately detect fat levels.

True Strength Moment: Since fat molecules aren't usually airborne, fat doesn't have a particular scent. Scientists aren't sure of the mechanism at work here, but this study demonstrates how your sense of smell might be a lot more powerful than you think.
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