Last updated on Jan 18th, 2021 at 11:45 am

It is now being investigated whether the scents of edible calorie-free crystals could in fact promote weight loss.

Dr. Alan Hirsch, of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago says that the smell of cocoa, strawberry, raspberry and banana over food can change the way people eat. His reasoning is that the scents â??fool your brain into thinking you’ve eaten more and thus you eat lessâ??.

It seems that the advantage would be that you are able to eat whatever you wanted to eat but you would feel full faster, thus making you consume less. The hypothesis is still under research so the crystals are currently not on the market.

In the meantime, Hirsch suggests adding spices such as garlic, onion or even any aromatic fruits and vegetables to your meals to increase the flavour and aroma of food.

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