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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

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Tags: supertaster | diabetes | high blood pressure | dr. oz

Are 'Supertasters' Not Getting Enough Nutrients?

Dr. Oz By and Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:42 PM Current | Bio | Archive

What favorite food do you fantasize about? For Dr. Mike, it's salmon burgers.

But for true “supertasters,” with the gene that makes them highly sensitive to bitter and strong flavors, it's more about avoiding foods than longing for them.

Around 25% of people are supertasters. Although they're food-wary, they do get one major reward: Research has found that they are far less likely to contract COVID-19, and if they do get it, they're not headed for the hospital.

On the other hand, if you're a supertaster, unless you find a way to pleasingly prepare foods that seem nasty-tasting, your health disadvantages are going to outweigh that benefit. Many of the "bad-tasting" foods — such as broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower — are loaded with essential nutrients that help protect against chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

The solution for supertasters? Healthy fats, like olive oil, and salt counter bitter tastes. Making a nondairy-based soup with the veggies, blending them with whole grains, or sauteing them in extra-virgin olive oil will make them tasty.

Not all adults who avoid certain healthful foods because of their "unpleasant flavor" are legitimate supertasters. They've just spent a lifetime eating fat-filled snacks, red meats, and sugary foods and beverages.

If that's you, we suggest you adopt an "add a new flavor every week" campaign. Dr. Mike's "What to Eat When Cookbook" dishes up great suggestions.  

© King Features Syndicate


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Many of the "bad-tasting" foods — such as broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower — are loaded with essential nutrients that help protect against chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
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