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Taste Buds

How Our Sense Of Taste Changes As We Age

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Our taste in food changes as we get older. But what few people understand is why.

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

Why Do Some People Love Broccoli, And Others Hate It?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

The First Lady would be proud: At Tuesday's Kids' State Dinner at The White House, President Barack Obama told a (kid) reporter that his favorite food...

Are Tastebuds Responsible For Childhood Obesity?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study indicates that obese children and adolescents, as compared to their lean counterparts, have less sensitive taste buds. The researchers suggest that this difference in taste sensitivity may be an explanation for the development of obesity.

Taste Bud Reset: 3 Easy Ways To Kick A Sugary Drink Habit

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

After tasting water in these beautiful, more flavorful ways over a 72-hour period, your taste buds will react differently to a sip from a Coke can or even from a gulp of orange juice.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doing what you love can lead to the career you dreamed of as a little kid. Just ask Jessi Walter, who left Wall Street to launch her own business orga...

Are You a Supertaster? Mindless Eating and Your Taste Buds

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Supertasters have a much denser distribution of taste buds than medium and nontasters. So supertasters experience food as richer and tastier than other people.

Fat Is The Sixth 'Taste' According To New Study

Reuters | Wed Mar 10, 5:17 Am ET | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) -- People sensitive to the taste of fat tend to eat less of it and are less likely to be overweight, according to Australian re...

Can You Improve Your Taste Buds?

Andrew Knowlton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrew Knowlton

When it comes to professional chefs, I think a "great palate" is the ability to create or refine dishes simply by instinct. But what really defines a great palate, I think, is taste memory.