Coping with a Bland Taste:
- Cancer and cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation to head and neck and some medicines can cause changes in the way that foods taste.
- If foods taste bland, add ingredients that will help to boost flavour like spices, herbs, and condiments.
- Ingredients that are high in umami (savoury taste) like parmesan cheese, dried mushrooms, teriyaki sauce, fish sauce, and fermented products like miso paste and sauerkraut, can help to really boost flavour.
- Remember to experiment with different foodsto find what works best for you and try foods more than once. For
most people, changes in taste do
get better over time, but for some people taste changes can last for a year or longer. Everyone is different.