Scientific Explanation for Chocolate Haters – Part II of the Article – Is there such thing as Chocolate Haters?

As we continue our talk about people who hates chocolate, aside from it is a matter of choices, it has a scientific explanation as well..

A book called In Utero: Mom’s Diet explained that the cause would probably came from pregnancy of mothers. In a study at Philadelphia’s Monell Chemical Senses Center, one group of pregnant women drank carrot juice during their third trimester, another drank the juice during the first two months of breastfeeding, and a third avoided carrots altogether. Later, the babies whose mothers had consumed the orange veggies preferred carrot-flavored cereal more than the other kids did. Additional research suggests that when women experience severe morning sickness—which can cause sodium loss—their babies tend to be born with a higher penchant for salty foods.

Another book states that Taste buds are just one reason why love some food and hate others. Black coffee. Hot peppers. Truffles. Oysters. The world is full of polarizing flavors and foods, beloved by many, despised by just as many. Why is that? Scientists have untangled some — but not nearly all — of the mysteries behind our love and hatred of certain foods.

1. Genetics: People experience bitter flavors differently, as the combination of bitter receptor genes varies for each person. And almost everyone lacks the ability to detect at least one scent, meaning that the chemical that gives truffles their distinctive odor might strike you as either offensive or earthy. Or you might be among the 25% who can’t smell it at all.

2. Experience: Did you know babies are predisposed to liking the foods their mothers ate while they were pregnant and later while breastfeeding? Exposing children to a wide range of foods can start even before they’re born.

3. Culture: Not many people like extremely bitter or spicy foods the first time tasting them, but they can come to tolerate and even crave them with repeated exposure and by being around people who enjoy these foods.

4. Gender: Women are more likely to crave sweets and men are more likely to crave salty foods. This should come as no surprise if you’ve ever seen an advertisement for chocolate.

5. Texture: Although science cannot yet fully explain why, some people simply hate gritty, slimy or creamy foods, no matter their flavor. Case in point: natto, the slippery fermented soybeans pictured above.

“We as primates are born liking sweet and disliking bitter,” said Marcia Pelchat, who studies food preferences at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. The theory is that we’re hard-wired to like and dislike certain basic tastes so that the mouth can act as the body’s gatekeeper.

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hmmmm…most of the time I’ve been wondering why some people hate chocolates but now this new knowledge puts an end to those mind boggling issues. Right?? So come on people Let it go!!! ^_^

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My hobbies are Eating, Cooking, Singing, Dancing Play Instruments and Play with my cat (Kodi) I loved music (whatever Genre it is) I reaaaaally loved Black Chocolate (whatever brand it is) and I loved Japanese , Korean and Chinese Cuisines.. I loved talking and Hanging out with my friends I'm sort of a moody person (I do have mood swings sometimes) dont be scared ^_^ a little bit control freak,you know..the type that wanted everything to be organized and gets pretty hyped-up if everything is NOT under my control hahaha evil huh?? Nah I just wanted to show that I am responsible enough to be entrusted with a certain task. .sort-a like "just wanna get things done" and "okay, plan A failed, let's do plan B" -_- I care for my friends sooo much that I sometimes OVER REACT even if its not needed hahaha (OA) I'm a family 'gal' I really loved mornings with a cup of hot coffee and just laughing with my Family and sometimes making fun of them hahaha coz I loved them so much..

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