Manage dry mouth by keeping hydrated.
Dry mouth from lack of saliva can contribute to taste changes. Saliva helps to
dissolve flavour compounds from foods and this helps the taste buds perceive
the taste of that food.
Try using an oral rinse to help improve
taste. Before and after eating rinse your mouth with the following
recipe: mix ¼ tsp
salt and ¼ tsp baking soda in 250ml water.
Add strong flavours when foods taste
bland. For example, top salads with fresh or dried mint to add a
distinct flavour. Use a strong or salty cheese (i.e. feta, parmesan) to boost
flavour in salads, pasta dishes and casseroles.
Experiment to find what works for you. If
a new food doesn’t taste good at first, try it again in 2-3 weeks as your taste
can change week to week. Keep a list of the foods that work fairly well
especially for the times when you may feel overwhelmed by deciding what to eat.
Dressing Options for Taste Changes
| ||Bitter/Bland Taste|| ||Metallic Taste|| ||Sweet Taste|| ||Salty Taste|
|2 tbsp||Olive Oil|| 1 tbsp|| Olive Oil|| 2 tbsp|| Olive Oil|| 2 tbsp|| Olive Oil|
|1 tsp||Honey|| 1 tsp|| Honey|| 2 tsp|| Dijon Mustard|| 1 tsp|| Honey|
|3 tbsp||Mango Puree|| 4 tbsp|| Yogurt|| 1 tbsp || *Cider Vinegar|| 3 tbsp|| Mango Puree|
|½ ||*Lime|| ½ || *Orange|| || ||1 tbsp|| *White Balsamic|
|2 tsp||Fish Sauce|| || || 2 tsp|| Fish Sauce|| || |
|Taste||Salt & Pepper||Taste|| Salt & Pepper|| Taste|| Salt & Pepper|| || |
*Avoid these citrus fruits or vinegars if you are experiencing a sore mouth or throat.
Try only using the citrus zest for added flavour.