10Spicy Food Explanation What creates the heat/pain we feel when we eat spicy food?Chemicals in:gingerpepperonionsStimulate heat - pain receptors directly, simulating the experience of heat
11What about Cool Mint?Mint is a flavor picked up by sweet, sour, bitter and salty taste budsMint temporarily inhibits (stops) the buds from sending a signal, including some heat nerves in the tongueAn absence of heat SEEMS to be COOLNESS.
12Colds and Taste Much of taste comes from vapors that reach the nose Smell is often confused with taste although they usually work as partners to produce TASTE!With a cold, sensory nerves do not work properly, so you can’t smell or taste properly.
13Law of Diminishing Returns The more bites you takeThe more the nerves fireNerves get tiredSignal weakensSo ….Taste enjoyment fallsSolution:Eat a variety of things!
14Now, we’ll do a Lab that Tests out These Receptors