Did you know that different tastes of food not only delight your senses, each taste is essential for the proper functioning of our body.
Sour taste. What is he doing?
Foods with a sour taste improve appetite and increase the secretion of saliva and digestive juices. However, always remember moderation. Too much acid causes your digestive system to overproduce digestive acids and can cause nausea.
Some examples of acidic foods are: citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. Other fruits such as unripe mangoes, peaches, tamarind. Salty taste. What is he doing?
Natural sodium improves the taste of food, cleanses the body, tones the adrenal glands, kidneys, prostate and thyroid gland. Sodium activates digestion in combination with other foods.
Natural sources of sodium are natural foods that are usually rich in potassium as well.
When sodium and potassium are taken in the right proportion (nature knows!), they are very beneficial, unlike table salt (sodium chloride) which is harmful.
Natural salt regulates blood pressure, reduces water retention, neutralizes mucus, eliminates excessive acidity in the body.
Examples of naturally salted foods: celery, seaweed, artichokes, tomatoes, sea salt. Bitter taste. What is he doing?
The bitter taste you get when you eat green leafy vegetables, especially raw ones. Bitterness stimulates appetite and makes other tastes more acute. The bitter taste is a powerful detoxifier and has antibiotic, antiparasitic, and antiseptic effects. These products are suitable for diabetics, useful in weight loss, help with skin rashes, fever, nausea.
Examples of bitter foods: green leafy vegetables (raw) such as kale, spinach, dandelion, lettuce, bitter beans. Sweet taste. What is he doing?
The sweet taste naturally satisfies hunger and increases our energy. It is excellent for building vital tissues: plasma, blood, fat, muscle, bone, bone marrow and reproductive fluid.
The sweet taste increases salivation, soothes the mucous membranes, relieves thirst, and has a beneficial effect on the skin, hair and nails.
The sugar in processed foods depletes valuable vitamins and minerals from the body and is harmful.
On the other hand, fruit sugar (complex carbohydrates) is a nutritious, vitamin and mineral rich food that is easily absorbed by our bodies. Of the two types of sweets, choose complex carbohydrates!
Examples of sweet foods: most ripe fruits and some vegetables. Sharp taste. What is he doing?
In small amounts, spicy taste stimulates digestion, promotes detoxification through sweating, neutralizes gases, stimulates blood circulation, improves metabolism, relieves muscle pain.
This is a remedy for clearing the upper respiratory tract.
Examples of spicy food: garlic, ginger, onion, chili, horseradish and spices. Astringent taste. What is he doing? The astringent taste you feel when you eat guava, persimmon, cranberries or grapes. It’s not a very popular flavor. It helps stop bleeding and diarrhea. It has the ability to bind toxins and remove them from the body. It reduces the excretion of urine in case of excessive fluid loss. The astringent taste has a calming effect, but also reduces sensitivity.
Examples of astringent products: some raw vegetables, some fruits such as pears, apples, pomegranates, oak bark and various herbs.