The sensation of carbonation tickling the tongue may amp up feelings of fullness, and give off a more satisfying vibe than plain water: Researchers in Japan compared feelings of fullness in a small group of women who were assigned to drink carbonated or plain water after an overnight fast, and found there were increased feelings of fullness and decreased feelings of hunger among the carbonated water group. After measuring electrical activity in the stomach, they concluded that the oral stimulation from the bubbles was responsible for the uptick in satiety. “I also suspect the bubbles take up some space in the stomach, aiding that feeling of fullness,” says Suzanne Dixon, a registered dietitian with The Mesothelioma Center in Orlando, Florida.
One tip in many icebergs when it comes to all this stuff.
People blaming poor people for being poor because they bought a six-pack along with their macaroni mix is a very avocado toast thing to do. If only the disenfranchised just scrimped and saved 24/7, maybe in 35 years they could afford a house
get their bank account wiped out by the next economic downturn, a heart attack, or both.
I remember a political comic where a poor person and a slightly less poor person about at odds over the "last cookie," while a rich guy egged them on from behind his full plate of them. Poignant.