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Aging taste buds, are you noticing the changes?

zackly | Jan 6, 201705:01 AM

"After age 60, you may begin to lose the ability to distinguish the taste of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter foods." (see link below)
I am 66 years old. I'm noticing my sense of taste is diminishing as I age. More troubling than that, it seems to be intermittent. For example, I was given something to eat the other day, a packaged food. I thought it was bland. A few days later I ate what I thought was a different variety and thought it tasted much better. It was brought to my attention that they in fact were identical. That blew my mind that my sense of taste could be so different from one day to the next. As I age, I've needed more salt to 'taste" my food. I know this is fairly common but I have to remember to under salt items when cooking for others, especially my friends who don't add salt to their food. Are you noticing this and how has it changed how you cook and season foods?

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