Have you ever wonder why you or your loved ones don’t like certain vegetables? Mother nature has given us so many vegetables and we have privilege (we think so) to hate or love it. But do you know every edible vegetable and fruit that are in nature give us benefits that we cannot even imagine!!
We all can taste food in 5 different flavors: Salty, sweet, savory, sour and bitter. There are few people in the world who like all 5 types of tastes.
Sweet and salty is most popular, savor is next and sour is in fourth place and bitterness takes last seat. Reason for this is, sour and bitterness kind of alerts towards toxic or harmful substances in front of us.
Many vegetables along with certain aroma gives bitterness taste. This is what makes many kids and adults hate to eat certain vegetables.
You will be surprised to know that people live in different parts of the world hate different types of vegetables.
Following vegetables are in the top list of “veggie-haters”: Cilantro (coriander), mushroom, Brussels sprout, Eggplant, Turnip, Spinach and Broccoli. Next few slides will explain why people hate these vegetables and how to include these vegetables in diet.
Scientific studies say that some of the molecules that are present in food have shapes that lock into proteins on our tongue surface. This interlocking sends signal to brain through nerve and makes us taste food in different types – sweet, bitter, salt, spicy, sour etc. Sometimes the genes that a person carry encodes in a way and makes the food taste differently than the way others taste.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: December 18, 2017