People are able to imagine the taste and aroma of food, increased cravings for harmful foods and overeating, according to scientists from the Medical school of Yale University. They found that the ability to mentally reproduce the smell of food is associated with increased propensity to obesity. About it reports The Daily Mail.
Fantasy thoughts of food and increase appetite. In the first study, the researchers asked 27 volunteers to take a survey for assessing the imagination. The first experiment participants were presented inedible objects, then food.
People with a strong imagination, scientists have noted higher rates of body mass Index (BMI), talking about obesity. Interestingly, it affected only the smells of food, the ability to represent other objects were not added to the average BMI.