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Posted 2/21/16
It depends, I tend not to eat the food my father makes because the oil in it is atrocious (he's from Pakistan).
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no... and maybe some other non-picky eaters can relate but picky eaters are no fun to date imho...
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Posted 2/26/16
Yes, especially as of late.
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There are three different types of tasters. They are:

1. Non-tasters They make up about 25% of the population and have fewer than average taste buds. They are called non-tasters because they are unable to detect the bitterness of a chemical called PROP (propylthiouracil), an ability that has been linked to food preference and body type. Non-tasters are thought to have appeared later in evolution. So all you people who could eat tin cans for breakfast are much more evolved than the rest of us Neanderthals.

2. Medium tasters are the middle 50%. They can detect PROP, but don’t have a strong aversion to its bitterness. Non- and medium-tasters are likely to try news foods, and can reap the benefits of a widely varied diet. Moderation in all things. I envy these guys and gals.

3. Supertasters have the most taste buds and report PROP to taste very strong, even revolting. These Technicolor palates experience heightened taste sensations and food textures that make them especially sensitive to all flavors.

On the down side, they tend to skip flavonoid-rich vegetables like kale, cabbage and broccoli for their intense bitterness. Distaste for bitter flavonoids in fruit and vegetables could be linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. Supertasters also tend to prefer salty foods, possibly because it counteracts the bitterness.

On the up side, small amounts of sugar and fat go a long way, making it easy to say no to rich desserts. They also tend to dislike coffee, cigarettes and alcohol for their heightened perception of acids and irritants. People from Asia, Africa and South America are more likely to be supertasters. Women are also more likely to have the supertaster gene, possibly because the sensitivity helps protect the fetus from poisons during pregnancy.

Boy they got the whole tends to dislike coffee, cigarettes and alcohol wrong. That's my freaking breakfast for crying out loud. Unfortunately I'm a super taster and vegetables are just too bitter for me. I cannot stand the texture and will almost instantly vomit if I put them in my mouth. I'm also highly allergic to a lot of ingredients so that narrows down what I can eat by even more. Good luck finding something sweet in the store that isn't made with peanuts, nuts, tree nuts or on machines that process them. I didn't realize before my allergies that ground up nuts are used as a filler in so many foods. It really sucks to be allergic to everything. I guess I just never grew up to like my vegetables which is a shame because I LOVE how some of them smell, especially pickles but cannot stand their flavor or texture.

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Posted 2/26/16

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no... and maybe some other non-picky eaters can relate but picky eaters are no fun to date imho...


I agree. I suck to date. It's just hard to look cool when all you want to order are chicken nuggets from McDonald but on the plus side I'm a cheap date. I can't dance either and my victory dance because my date bought me some chicken nuggets hardly qualifies.
Posted 2/26/16
when i prepare my food i feel ok about it. when i go out to eat yikes I become picky this is because i have had food poisoning on different occasions. I avoid most fish or raw foods.
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Posted 2/26/16
Yes I only eat what tastes good. I noticed this is considered rude when eating at other people's houses.
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Posted 2/26/16
I am a soul eater.

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I'm extremely picky on seafood but otherwise I'm quite open minded.
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I still haven't tried lobster
Posted 2/26/16
Maybe..?
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Posted 2/26/16
yes due to sensory issues.

it means i cant eat most fruit and vegetables without getting very sick.
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Posted 2/26/16
i honestly look down on picky eaters speaking as one who used to live on plain pasta and meat. i grew out of it, learned to be thankful, especially when there were times i had nothing to eat. live and learn or something idk anyways now i love vegetables and honestly i am sad that so many people hate tomatoes
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Posted 2/26/16
yea lmao if there something i don't like i don't eat at all
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