Do You Know Your Age Could Change Your Taste Buds? Here Are Five Other Things That Do

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These are the surprising foods and things that have the ability to change your taste buds and give your pallette a different feel altogether.

Alcohol
In a study of more than 3,500 men and women, people who drank more than four alcoholic beverages a day had a significantly higher chance of developing taste impairments than those who didn’t.

The effect also takes place when you sip a glass of wine with your dinner: the alcohol numbs your mouth’s tactile receptors, therefore changing the way you taste your food.

Age
As you age, the cells in the nasal cavity regenerate less quickly, which affects your sense of smell, and in turn your sense of taste.

Utensils
Spoons made from copper or zinc enhance the saltiness of any food. As such, the type if utensils you use in cooking or eating your food can increase the salty fell of what you’re eating.

Language
People praise food that has a descriptive name more than the same food with a less than interesting one. For example, Herb-Crusted Citrus-Laced Fillet of Tilapia versus Seafood Fillet will see people enjoy the former than the latter.

Temperature
A lot of the time, a warm beer tastes more bitter than a cool one, and ham tends to taste saltier when it’s cold than when warm. This “thermal taste” occurs because taste buds have tiny channels that interpret flavours differently at various temperatures.

Expectations
After sampling, French wine experts favoured wine poured from a high-priced bottle over the same wine poured from a bottle marked as cheap.

Colour
Forty-eight percent of participants in a French study rated soda in a blue glass as more thirst-quenching than soda in glasses of other colours, probably because blue was associated with cold.

Environment
British researchers asked people to describe the qualities of the same Scotch whiskey in three rooms themed as grassy, sweet, and woody. The researchers had the first room smell of grass and played recordings of bleating sheep. Respondents largely came back with “grassy,” “sweet,” and “woody,” respectively.

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