Teaching our bodies to love healthy foods
Poor nutrition is one of the main threats to global health. We need to turn to a sustainable healthy diet. But changing our food habits is not easy due to the deep core physiological mechanisms of the human body that determine our food preferences. In effect, we cannot resist the influence of some flavours and smells. The EU-funded OLFLINK project aims at research that will explain how new flavour preferences are formed. In this context, it will study the processes that drive the acquisition of flavour preferences and their regulation through signals from the digestive tract. The project will enable new methods to facilitate changing dietary habits for the better.
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant