Distortion of taste

Dysgeusia refers to the perception of unpleasant, metallic, or bitter tastes in food.


Wash your mouth before eating with water and thyme or bicarbonate of soda. Maintain good oral hygiene.
Eat sugar-free sweets or chewing gum in between meals.
Use non-metallic utensils and cutlery to serve and eat food (plastic, silicone, porcelain, bamboo, wood…).
Eat acidic fruit (orange, lemon, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple…) to help make the metallic taste disappear.

  • Soften the flavour with marinades for fish and meats, citrus juices, sweet and sour sauces, or non-spicy spices
  • Eating meat mixed with sweet or aromatic foods or condiments (fruit, nuts, compotes, jams, marmalades, honey, etc.).
  • Use in preparations where the ingredients mix well together such as puddings, croquettes, fritters, pies, cannelloni or sandwich fillings.

Very often, the bad taste of food occurs when it does not meet the expectations of the dish; if you prepare dishes that you have never tried before, you minimise the effect of expectation and can better tolerate strange tastes. It is an opportunity to get to know new food cultures and to cook spicy food that is appealing, but at the same time easy to prepare.