Wednesday, June 16, 2010

this article's a bit salty

Americans eat far more sodium per day than health guidelines recommend, which over time can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health problems.
"There are supertasters and non-tasters," Hayes adds. "Supertasters live in a neon taste world -- everything is bright and vibrant. For non-tasters, everything is pastel. Nothing is ever really intense."
In fact, just the opposite may be true: A new study suggests that you may love salt because you're a "supertaster" -- a person who experiences tastes such as saltiness and bitterness more intensely than other people do.
For instance, salt helps cancel out bitterness, one of the sensations that supertasters experience in Technicolor. This may explain why the supertasters in the study perceived the low-sodium cheddar cheese to be twice as bitter as the Cracker Barrel, and liked it far less than the other study participants did.
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so world, this is why British food is "bland" - our taste buds are just more refined than yours - yea, let that sink in ya crazy spiced-up foreigners

jk, I'm sure your food is lovely too

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