We鈥檙e a generation who takes photos of just about everything. See a funny sign on your walk to work? Snapchat it. Backpack across Europe for a month? Obviously, you have to upload those epic photos to Facebook. Order an epic brunch at your favorite spot in the city? Well, that鈥檚 definitely going on Instagram. Our endless documentation has been parodied by hilarious videos like, 鈥Instagram Husbands,鈥 but new research has found that if you鈥檙e guilty of taking photos of just about everything you eat, it could actually be making it taste better. Take that, haters.

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According to a new study by Sean Coary of Saint Joseph鈥檚 University and Morgan Poor of the University of San Diego, photographing a meal 鈥渃auses a momentary active delay in consumption, which increases the savoring associated with consumption of pleasurable (i.e. indulgent) foods and, in effect, increases attitudes and taste evaluations of the experience when consumption actually takes place.鈥 That鈥檚 a lot of fancy jargon, but the idea is basically this: By taking a photo of your meal, you鈥檙e essentially building your taste buds鈥 anticipation. And 鈥 true to the saying, 鈥渁ll good things come to those who wait鈥 鈥 it鈥檚 actually making it taste better.

While you鈥檙e probably taking photos mostly of epic stacks of pancakes or rainbow donuts, the researchers also found that photographing healthy food can make you more likely to enjoy consuming it. Does that mean a photo essay of steamed broccoli will make it taste like French fries? Here鈥檚 hoping.

Are you guilty of Instagramming every meal you eat? Tag us in your most delicious looking snap @BritandCo.

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