This is interesting….
1. You like what your mother ate
Pregnant moms transfer preferences for certain flavors to their babies. The food you eat gets into the amniotic fluid and flavors it. The fetus can detect those flavors and remember them after birth. This also happens with breast milk. Here is a tip- pregnant moms can enhance a child’s liking for healthy foods such as vegetables by eating them while pregnant and nursing.
2. The “tongue map” isn’t exactly right
In fact, there are taste receptors in the back of the throat. This was shown in a case of a woman whose tongue needed to be removed, and she could still sense flavors.
3. The nose knows taste
A lot of what you perceive of flavor is actually aroma, scientists say.
4. Nostalgia while eating relates to smell
Many people have powerful memories of particular flavors from childhood.
5. We evolved to “like things that are bad for us”
Sorry, we learn how to love salty foods.
6. Yes, you can reduce fat and salt without losing flavor
You can read more here.
Welcome to Monday Mayhem.
Today we are playing. “What if”
For every prompt, tell us what would happen if….
Have fun and be sure to visit the other people playing.
Charlie Sheen were right about who he is, what he is saying and his “goddesses”?
Then I guess crack and being cracked would become good for you.
Potato chips were declared a vegetable?
All the junk going on in parts of the world ended in peace?
We would certainly have a more productive world.
gas prices hit $5?
Guess I’d do more walking.
American Idol got canceled?
I wouldn’t even notice.
the Queen of Alaska was elected president?
There would be a lot of flying donkeys, cows and other animals.
talking on a cell phone while driving became illegal?
Good idea actually.
Bud and Kathy invited you to a party- would you go?
you found $1000 sitting in the road?
What $1000? I didn’t see any $1000. Must have been some other woman with a car full of shopping bags….
Thanks for playing- see you next week!