Published on Digestive system, Taste.

Taste depends directly on the action of the tongue.

In animals, the tongue is the first thing that touches food. The tongue savours liquids. The tongue is a conduit to transport liquid, such as water. The tongue allows us to identify food.

Taste-related problems are connected to the capacity to recognise what is bad from what is good, and to enjoy life with happiness, with flavour, with taste.

In the beginning, being able to distinguish sweet from sour was enough. Nowadays, everything has become more difficult. Artificial smells and flavours affect our taste.

Taste is very close to smell. Smell adds volume and colour to taste and is inseparable from it, just like the two eyes from each other. Often, the person with no sense of smell also suffers from poor taste.

Both taste and smell are connected to our capacity to let life’s subtle things pervade us and to distinguish them from those that are not good for us. The person who has no taste is not interested in feeling the subtle signs.

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