Sweeteners inhibit sweetness?
Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pa., have reported that certain artificial sweeteners, including sodium saccharin and acesulfame-K, actually inhibit sweet taste at high concentrations. They also found that sweet taste is perceived when these high concentrations are rinsed from the mouth with water. This aftertaste experience is known as sweet "water taste."

They say that sweeteners used at lower concentrations activate the sweet-taste r…

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