The scientific reason some people can't stand vegetables

Published November 19, 2019


Medium reports on UB research that suggests people can reprogram their taste buds by trying more bitter foods. The article quotes lead researcher Ann-Marie Torregrossa. “When you eat a food, it is a complex mixture of tastes — bitter, sweet, and salt may all be present. We believe that as the salivary proteins are altered, the bitter taste is less strong but the others may be unaffected. So the food tastes less bitter and likely tastes better,” she said.


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