Taste & The Nervous System

How does my sense of taste change as I age?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    When you age, you're usually less sensitive to taste and also to textures like oiliness. A decrease in taste can be caused by a decrease in nerves that determine taste or because of things like dry mouth (naturally or as a side effect of medicine), which makes food taste less appealing. So you crave the stronger tastes of more salt and sugar. Remedy: Try more herbs and pepper.
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