If you hate vegetables, it might actually be genetic


Does the thought of eating kale, carrots, lettuce or any vegetable disgust you?

It might not be because you’re picky eater, it could be your GENETICS. So you can blame your parents.


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According to a new study out of the University of Kentucky, if you hate vegetables, it might be genetic.

In their study they found some people inherit a gene that makes bitter foods. So veggies like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and other bitter-tasting veggies taste exceptionally bitter to people with the gene. Even though those veggies taste great roasted with some salt and pepper.



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One of the researchers added, “These people are likely to find broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage unpleasantly bitter; and they may also react negatively to dark chocolate, coffee and sometimes beer, We thought they might take in more sugar and salt as flavor enhancers to offset the bitter taste of other foods, but that wasn’t the case.”



(NY post)




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