why we are not able to enjoy our food when we are suffering from common cold ?

Asked by  | 19th Nov, 2009, 10:12: AM

Expert Answer:

A lot of the flavour of food comes in through the nose. When you chew, chemicals are released into your mouth and some go up the back of your throat into your nose. Your tongue is not as refined at telling flavours apart, so your nose is an important part of tasting. Most of the taste that we get of our food is also due to the smell of the food. When you have a cold, your nose gets blocked up and the chemicals from the food can’t get through. This is why food can taste bland or different. So we do not enjoy our food.

Answered by  | 19th Nov, 2009, 01:20: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.