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5 simple ways to sharpen your palate and appreciate different foods

Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST
  • Training your palate is equally important as training your mind and body. Food is one thing that is responsible for the entire human race not going extinct and it is important we appreciate it. Here are a few ways to improve your taste buds and not feel left out when your friend sips on some wine and explains the flavours to you.
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Are you able to distinguish between the different flavours when trying out a new dish? Before getting into the details of the importance of your palate, it is important to understand the six different tastes - salty, sweet, sour, spicy, umami and bitter. There are a lot of people who eat to live and the rest live to eat. The first category will not put in many efforts into trying to understand the taste of what they put in their mouth while the latter enjoys every bite of the food they eat. To get a better taste of the flavours of a dish, you need to train your palate.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Are you able to distinguish between the different flavours when trying out a new dish? Before getting into the details of the importance of your palate, it is important to understand the six different tastes - salty, sweet, sour, spicy, umami and bitter. There are a lot of people who eat to live and the rest live to eat. The first category will not put in many efforts into trying to understand the taste of what they put in their mouth while the latter enjoys every bite of the food they eat. To get a better taste of the flavours of a dish, you need to train your palate.(Unsplash)

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Spice up your meals: Do not be afraid of trying spicy food. You must have seen food content creators doing the spicy challenge. That is exactly what you need to do as well to improve your palate.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Spice up your meals: Do not be afraid of trying spicy food. You must have seen food content creators doing the spicy challenge. That is exactly what you need to do as well to improve your palate.(Unsplash)

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Cut your sugar intake: As we all know, sugar is harmful for our health and it is better we reduce or stop its intake as early as possible. It can also severely affect your palate. Try cutting back your sugar intake and then pay attention to your taste buds.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Cut your sugar intake: As we all know, sugar is harmful for our health and it is better we reduce or stop its intake as early as possible. It can also severely affect your palate. Try cutting back your sugar intake and then pay attention to your taste buds.(Unsplash)

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Savour your meals: Eating too fast is not good for your body but with work pressure and with so much to do in such little time, we end up gulping our meals and miss out on the subtleties of taste. Do not be in a rush when you are eating. Chew your food thoroughly and cleanse your palate before diving into a different dish or food item.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Savour your meals: Eating too fast is not good for your body but with work pressure and with so much to do in such little time, we end up gulping our meals and miss out on the subtleties of taste. Do not be in a rush when you are eating. Chew your food thoroughly and cleanse your palate before diving into a different dish or food item.(Unsplash)

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Explore: Go out of your 'food comfort zone' and explore new vegetables, fruits and dishes. It is only after you have them a couple of times, that you will start appreciating their distinct flavours and wouldn't mind trying out new dishes every time you go out to a new place.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Explore: Go out of your 'food comfort zone' and explore new vegetables, fruits and dishes. It is only after you have them a couple of times, that you will start appreciating their distinct flavours and wouldn't mind trying out new dishes every time you go out to a new place.(Unsplash)

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Avoid damaging your palate: Prevent your palate from going dull by avoiding smoking. Reduce drinking hot beverages, even though it heals, with time, it might flatten your taste buds.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Avoid damaging your palate: Prevent your palate from going dull by avoiding smoking. Reduce drinking hot beverages, even though it heals, with time, it might flatten your taste buds.(Unsplash)

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