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The Globe and Mail:

“Our eating habits have changed radically in recent decades, in at least two distinct ways,” says Pacific Standard magazine. “We increasingly multitask as we consume our meals, munching as we work at our desks or watch television. And, to the dismay of nutritionists, our food has higher concentrations of sugar and salt. New research from the Netherlands suggests the two phenomena may be directly related.

A study just published in the journal Psychological Science finds people eating or drinking while mentally distracted require greater concentrations of sweetness, sourness or saltiness to feel satisfied. A slightly sweeter dish may be delicious when you’re concentrating on each bite, but it tastes bland if you’re eating while your attention is divided.”

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