Yumi Media Comments on How Your Heart and Lungs May Be Able to Smell Food

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Following an article about new research claiming to discover that some internal organs may be able to smell and drink foods, Yumi Media releases a statement.

On April 9, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published on Discovery News by Jennifer Viegas, which goes over how certain internal organs may be able to smell and drink foods.

According to the Discovery News article, researchers have found olfactory receptors in other parts of the human body. Olfactory receptors are what allows humans to smell odors, and were thought to only be in the nose. The research helps resolve how foods and beverages emit different odor components, yet the human nose only detects a small fraction of them.

Project leader Peter Schieberle was quoted in the article as saying, “only a tiny little amount of food odorants and tastants (substances that stimulate taste) are used by our receptors in the nose and on the tongue; the major part of the molecules goes down the way to our stomach and might reach the blood stream and finally, the organs.”

Schieberle and his team have been following the idea that odor and taste-active food components have other function in the human body.

Yumi Media representative Justin Maas released a comment on the recent discovery.
“This is a huge discovery and adds to the importance of the depths that foods can have. Not only is it imperative for people to make sure they make healthy decisions regarding food, like switching to a vegetarian based diet with Quorn for example, but it’s important for people to understand that food can be felt throughout their whole body, and not just through the nose and mouth.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, like Quorn, or comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.

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