Why Does Food Make Your Mouth Water?

  • Published26 Apr 2016
  • Reviewed26 Apr 2016
  • Author
  • Source American Chemical Society

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water. But why? What causes drooling in the first place, and why do we only sometimes salivate? The American Chemical Society explains the chemical mechanisms behind dinnertime drooling.

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