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Could your taste­buds be “sugar blind”?

Women's Health - Shrink Your Sugar Belly - - INTRODUCTION -

Sci­en­tific re­search has found that we all have a dif­fer­ent num­ber of taste buds on our tongues. The amount you have puts you into one of three groups: non-tasters, who, on av­er­age, have five taste buds in an area the size of a pa­per-hole punch; su­per­tasters, who have about 30; and medium tasters, who fall in be­tween. The non­tasters need lots of sugar to taste sweet­ness; su­per­tasters are sat­is­fied with a tiny bit. This is why a piece of choco­late cake can seem too rich.

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