Salt – Fooling our tongues

Can our salt taste buds be fooled into thinking that food is more salty than it is? The New Scientist published an article about this last week. 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927994.000-taste-bud-trickery-needed-to-cut-salt-intake.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

As a population it would be much better for us to eat less salt and lose our ‘salt tooth’ than to fool our taste buds. Dextran molecules may be harmless thickeners but surely we want less additives in our food rather than more.

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