Taste Buds

Morning all,

It’s time for a #TrainingTips post and today it’s all about your taste buds.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a wrote a blog all about green foods and why they should be a staple part of your diet.  BUT HOWEVER, I know that for some people eating green or other certain foods is for the want of doing it, they just don’t like the taste of it.

Taste Buds

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If you’re one of these people that really do hate the taste of green foods or any other type of food for that matter all is not lost.  Did you know that in most people you can actually change your tastes, quite literally.

We all become accustomed to our taste preferences and the more exposure we get to many types of foods the more likely we are to enjoy a varied diet.  So if your a fussy eater or you have a real dislike to certain foods it’s largely down to you being pretty boring in the kitchen, sorry but it’s true.  The more exposure we get as children and adults the more likely we are to enjoy more flavours and textures.

But like I said all is not lost.  Research shows that in many cases when someone with a dislike to a certain food is exposed to it 10 to 15 times, they will actually learn to appreciate the new flavour.  It’s one of those try, try and try again and just keep trying till you like it.

Well kind of.

There are however some of us that are known as super tasters.  Our tongue is made up of fungiform papillae, which are the lumps and bumps that hold our taste buds.  Now the more of these you have the more sensitive you are to taste.  So it’s not a valid cop out or an excuse unless you actually know, but if you do really struggle even after 15 separate times of trying a certain food you might be a super taster.

Taste Buds

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That being said the way you prepare food will change the way it tastes.  Here are some different ways you can prep your veg:

  • Have it raw on its own or in salads
  • Steamed
  • Boiled
  • Baked or roasted
  • Stir-fried or sautéed
  • Juiced or blended

Give it all a go.

 

Have a great weekend guys.

 

Stay strong and live, love and laugh!

Dan

 

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