Coping with taste changes
- Eat foods that you enjoy and ignore those that don’t appeal to you. But try them again after a few weeks as your sense of taste may change again.
- Use seasonings, spices and herbs like rosemary, basil and mint to flavour your food.
- Try marinating meat in fruit juices or wine to improve its flavour, or eat it with strong sauces like sweet and sour or curry.
- Serve fish, chicken and egg dishes with sauces.
- Cold meats may taste better served with pickle or chutney.
- Sharp-tasting foods like fresh fruit, fruit juices and bitter boiled sweets can be refreshing and leave a pleasant taste in your mouth.
- If you go off the taste of tea or coffee, try lemon tea or green tea instead, or perhaps an ice-cold fizzy drink like lemonade or fresh orange juice with soda water.
- Some people find that cold foods taste more palatable than hot foods.