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Eaters Assume Crunchy Foods Have Fewer Calories

May 7th, 2014

Episode 73 of 93 episodes

Food’s texture in your mouth—also called “mouthfeel” or “oral haptics”—influences estimates of calorie counts. And people might eat more crunchy stuff assuming (often incorrectly) it has fewer calories than softer fare. Christie Nicholson reports

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