The bitter compounds of chicory exhibit a receptor activation profile that overlaps with roasted coffee compounds, resulting in a similar taste profile. However, the impact on three taste receptors differs between the substances.
Olfactory dysfunction can have both physical and social consequences, in addition to influencing food intake and weight. Researchers say foods that stimulate other chemical senses when consumed, such as chili or menthol, can improve life quality for those with olfactory dysfunction.
Changes in taste perception can for years following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for cancer, a new study reports. Cancer survivors reported less sensitivity to bitter, sweet, and salty tastes compared to those who never received a cancer diagnosis. Taste buds on the tip of the tongue are most affected.