Ever Ask Yourself Why Your Mouth Waters On Seeing Food?
What makes the phrase 'mouth-watering' so correct? Here, Science has the answer.
In 2015, Hadi Fares won the ACS Chemistry Champions contest. He released a video explaining the chemical mechanisms behind 'mouth-watering'.
Fares revealed in the video that saliva not only helps in the digestion process but also helps us to eat by lubricating the food in our mouths, which further aids in chewing and tasting the food around. There are two kinds of saliva: mucous and serous. It is serous saliva which floods into our mouth at the smell, sight, or thought of food.
He further stated that, the nerves that control saliva production are part of a reflex system. They fire without you consciously thinking about it when you are eating. The smells, tastes and also the movement of your jaw muscles can activate this reflex.
Watch the video to know more…