How to improve your sense of taste?

How to improve your sense of taste?

Certainly, one of the most enjoyable experiences we get to have is eating. Your favorite food's aroma or just one mouthful of your go-to dessert can quickly fill you with joy, comfort, and satisfaction.

If you thought it could not get any better than that, think again. There are a number of ways to improve your sense of taste and smell. Remember that you can always regain some of your sensitivity with effort, perseverance, and a lot of sniffing, even if you lose some of it due to age, allergies, or illnesses. It could require some time and effort, but it's not difficult to do, and it won't take as long as you may anticipate.

1. Drink a glass of water every hour or so

Drink a glass of water every hour or so. Dry mouth — whether due to medication or simply dehydration — can adversely affect your sense of taste. Once you start, here’s how drinking enough water will change your body.

2. Eat only when you are hungry

Our sense of smell (and thus taste) is strongest when we’re hungriest. Just make sure you aren’t tripped up by these feelings we often confuse with hunger.

3. Humidify your air in the winter.

Our sense of smell is strongest in the summer and spring most likely because of the higher moisture content in the air.

4. Use Gunkii!

Tongue scraping is a simple procedure that involves using a small piece of metal instrument to scrape away the buildup of bacteria, food particles, and dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the tongue; these substances can contribute to tongue discoloration in addition to bad breath, tooth cavities, gum disease, and overall poor oral health. Regular tongue scraping can help prevent these problems. In fact, research suggests that regular tongue scraping can reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth, which helps to keep the mouth cleaner and fresher. Specifically, a study found that tongue scraping reduced the average number of bacteria coated on the tongue. The study suggested that tongue scraping should be performed alongside tooth brushing to reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth.