Why do we all like eating starches?

Or why does everyone like a slice of hot bread dipped in buttercream? Starch is life. Trying to cut carbs long-term in sedentary people is just as difficult as giving up opium.

But it turns out, we were really born with love for starch.

Scientists from Deakin University in Australia think that we have a sixth taste and that is what makes love with pasta and bread.

The new study challenges the traditional view that carbohydrate cravings are driven by sugars - according to this study, some people may directly experience the taste of carbs.

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We have a sixth taste and that is what makes love with pasta and bread.

And those with more sensitive taste buds will usually have a bigger waist . Researcher Julia Low said: 'The research team looked at waist circumference specifically - as this is the best measure of the risk of diet-related illnesses.'

'People who are sensitive to starches also often eat this food more and have a bigger waist.'

This study looked at 34 adults and found that the mouth could sense the two types of carbohydrates commonly found in bread, pasta and rice.

They then tested their levels of starch sensitivity - based on the amount of carbs and the total calories they ate, and the size of their waist circumference.

It is thought that an increase in the consumption of energy-rich foods in a group of people who often sit in one place is causing the current obesity crisis. And this research can aid in the processing and understanding of the causes of cravings for certain foods.

According to Professor Rusell Keas t, the 'taste' of carbohydrates also boosts the potential for carbohydrate or starch consumption.

But according to her, we need more research to determine the exact cause.

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