How perfect a food or meal is depends on hedonic and nutritional factors. The hedonic component is influenced by all of our 5 senses. In addition, social, environmental, and cognitive/experiential factors may have an effect on our attitude towards a food. On the other hand, nutrient composition and content, as well as bioavailability, determine how nutritionally perfect a food is. So, does the perfect food exist? What makes a food or a meal perfect? This paper will try to answer these questions by briefly discussing the most important variables.
Perfect food, health, food pleasure, nutrition, hedonic
"The perfect food for perfect health and pleasure?,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 42:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol42/iss1/1