Washington: Wonder why wine accords so well with a meal -- the secret lies in the sensitivity of our mouths, say researchers.A nice glass of wine goes well with a hearty steak. The astringent wine and fatty meat are like the yin and yang of the food world, sitting on opposite ends of a sensory spectrum.Now taste researchers think they may understand why that is. They offer a whole new definition of the balanced meal, a new way of thinking about our eating habits, both good and bad, the journal Current Biology reported."The mouth is a magnificently sensitive somatosensory organ (sensing stimuli from the skin and internal organs), arguably the most sensitive in the body," said Paul Breslin of Rutgers University and the Monell Chemical Senses Centre."The way foods make our mouths feel has a great deal to do with what foods we choose to eat," added Breslin, according to a Rutgers and Monell statement.
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