Category Archives: Food Preference

Sugar preference: beyond the tongue

In studies, rodents generally prefer sugars over amino acids/proteins when given the choice, and this seems to reflect their ability to bind to the sweet T1R2/T1R3 receptor on the tongue.  Postingestion, however, nutrients obviously differentially effect hormones involved in fuel mobilization (e.g. insulin and glucagon), so mechanisms should exist to influence appetite for specific macronutrients.  This has been demonstrated with restricted essential amino acids, for example; there is a compensation Read more [...]