Does Food Change Flavor In Space?

Submitted by: littlemissqt 3 years ago Science

Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells you how taste actually changes in space. SCIENCE!
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Male 2,619
Well he didn`t really tell us how it changed taste, more of how he can eat sh*t in space.
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Male 37,888

@ syke - sex is definitely different.
For one thing she can`t claim you`re too heavy.
But you gotta be careful, there are some things
you do not want floating around the compartment.
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Male 1,136
Everyone`s thinking it. Is sex different in space?
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Male 642
thats also why people on airplanes drink tomato juice.. the only place where the taste is bearable
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Male 1,196
Technically food doesn`t change flavor. Our ability to taste is what changes.
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Male 37,888
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Male 155
Hadfield*
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Male 155
In earlier video`s Hanfield has said that your blood circulates like here on earth. The lack of gravity doesn`t allow the blood to flow down from your head causing the sinus`s to fill up. Here`s the link to that video. Watched the series, its a good set of videos, worth the watch even if you don`t care to go into space.
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Female 2,764
I wouldn`t want to feel stuffed up for months!
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Female 6,381
Gerry: You looked that up, dincha?
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Male 37,888

@ GOTOGuy - much of your "taste" is really done in your sinus. In weightlessness the snot is just floating around in there making you feel stuffed up. As he said it`s like eating with a head cold, and when you have a cold things taste bland.
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Male 258
Maybe food particles don`t settle on the tongue as much without gravity to hold them there. So the taste buds don`t get as much to sense.
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Male 1,745
I wonder why that is. Do the particles of smell contributing to taste diffuse slowly in a no gravity environment?
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Male 770
Gerry, he is totally wrong for you.
Just look at him. His whole head is just up there in outer space. You need someone more down to earth.
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Male 37,888

He was so cute when he was young. I had a bit of a crush on him back in the day.

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Female 1,328
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