Feeling so sorry for myself right now 🤢🤮🤕 had a trip to the vets this morning after I decided it would be a good idea to eat a slug - even after being told not to 😔 so glad my favourite hoomans working from home this week so she can look after me till I’m better 💙
It was in that moment that Zepplin’s recurring nightmare - coming to the vet still wearing his jammies - was, in fact, coming true. 😳
In reality, Zepplin had an injury and his stylish pajamas helped to prevent him from reaching it!
Taste receptors on the tongue 👅 ✍️ @mdhealthtips
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Let’s talk about Flavor vs. Taste - since they are not the same.
Flavor combines smell sensed by the nose and taste sensed in the tongue to create the sensation of Flavor in the Smell and Taste Center in the brain. The taste buds on the tongue are specialized cells that have proteins on their surface called taste receptors: these proteins send a signal to the brain 🧠 when specific chemicals bind to them.☝️
Our tongues have five different types of taste receptors: Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty, and Umami. The Umami receptor senses the amino acid glutamine from proteins. The nose senses thousands of chemicals which smell and the brain combines smells and taste to create Flavor. In fact, about 80% of Flavor is due to the smell of food and its ingredients. A Flavor profile is the result of a complex group of chemicals found in food and this is modified by salt, sugar, fat, and spices. Understanding this flavor profile can be key 🔑 in maintaining balanced nutrition and a healthy active lifestyle!
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