Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!

March is National Nutrition Month!  This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Taste has been shown to be the #1 factor in our food choices.  Our likes and dislikes are so unique and personal to us.  There is also almost an infinite amount of foods and tastes we can choose from.  

Did you know that out tongue only accounts for 20% of our taste?  It can only recognize 5 different tastes:

  1. Umami (savory)
  2. Salty
  3. Bitter
  4. Sweet
  5. Sour

Our nose does the rest!  With our nose and any combination of these 5 tastes, there are endless possibilities!  So, to celebrate National Nutrition Month, try something new and explore your tastes.  Try new recipes.  Try new exotic foods.  Give some of these foods a try:

  • Hummus
  • Salsa
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Guacamole
  • Stir fry
  • Edamame
  • Mango
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Quinoa
  • Barley
  • Greek Yogurt
  • & Many more!

For healthy & tasty recipes, try these sites:

cookinglight.com

allrecipes.com

sparkrecipes

heart.org

 

 

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