Freshening Your Breath or Cleansing Your Palate Can Reduce Your Calorie Consumption.
I have found one thing that seems to help me maintain and lose weight, and it is very simple. People often try to lose weight and find this urge to change the taste in their mouth. I often have this feeling after eating something salty, spicy, or onions and garlic. You might be able to stop yourself from going back for seconds or reaching for that desert by picking up a box of mints. People often yearn for that second sweet or that second helping of an entree because the taste of the first is still lingering. To cleanse your palate or freshen your mouth, keep mints or breath strips on hand and pop them when it’s time to quit consuming your meal. Not only will this remove the taste from your mouth, but it will also keep your mouth busy and act as a distraction till the craving goes away on its own. Drinking water or another unsweetened beverage such at tea and coffee can also be a helpful tactic. Consider adding a little lemon to the water to add extra palate cleansing. If you want to avoid calories, freshen your breath or cleanse your palate by brushing your teeth.
To be honest, I could not find any research, but it works with me.