Changes in Taste
Sometimes your sense of taste may change because of the effects of treatment, especially with chemotherapy.
- Add flavour to food with garlic, onion, ginger and other fresh herbs and spices (e.g basil, tumeric, oregano, rosemary).
- Use salt, vinegar or lemon juice to counteract foods that are too sweet.
- Add a bit of sugar or honey to food if it tastes metallic or very salty. Try sucking on lemon lollies or other sharp-flavoured boiled sweets.
- Eat with plastic utensils to help reduce bitter flavours. Try not to drink out of soft drink cans, pewter beer mugs or metallic containers, if you already have a metallic taste.
- Try marinating meat, fish, poultry or tofu to add flavour.
- Don’t force yourself to eat foods that you don’t enjoy. Experiment with different recipes.
- Use a drinking straw to bypass your tastebuds.