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What Your Tastes Say About Your Personality

When it comes to your personality or perhaps who you should gravitate to as friends there is a new barometer.  You’ve heard it said that you are what you eat?  Well, this may be truer than just your health and waistline. New research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found for example that folks with a sweet tooth are more likely to lend a hand and the spicy lovers tend to seek adventure.  Want to know where you fit in read on…

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The Chocoholic


Sweets for the sweet. In the new study, participants who ate something sweet were more willing to volunteer their time than their sugar-free counterparts.


The Spicy Folks


Can’t put down the sriracha? You may be a thrill-seeker, according to a study from Penn State. Students who scored high on a risk-taking behavior test also reported enjoying spicy flavors, while those who generally played it safe were more cautious about their food choices.


The Meat lovers


Bacon,bacon bacon! Foods composed of fat and protein spark your evolutionary craving for sustenance, but also trigger a social cue in your mind, according to researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center. Since hearty meals are usually enjoyed with friends or family, the scent of bacon frying triggers memories of good times.


The Salty dog


Chips and pretzels your bag? Water attracts salt, so those who crave it are literally more likely to “go with the flow,” according to researchers at the University of Natural Medicine. Take this with a grain of salt, though; too much sodium is associated with high blood pressure levels.


Bitter Tastes and Black Coffee


Researchers at the City University of New York found that bitter tastes are linked with harsher judgment. When people were asked to give their opinions on certain scenarios after sipping either, a bitter drink or water, the first group was 27 percent tougher in its assessment than those who had H2O. Skip the cranberry juice at your next happy hour to view your surroundings in a sweeter light.


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