Distortion of taste

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


Maintain good oral hygiene. Wash your mouth before eating with water and thyme or bicarbonate of soda.
Use non-metallic utensils and cutlery to serve and eat food (plastic, silicone, porcelain, bamboo, wood…).
Eat acidic fruit (oranges, lemon, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple…) to help make the metallic taste disappear. Avoid if sores appear.

To ensure that by eating tapas all the necessary nutrients are incorporated, start from the ratio of the plate method. Follow the next recipe as an example.

Some suggested recipes:

  • Marinating meat and fish in citrus juices, sweet and sour sauces, or non-spicy spices.
  • Eat meat mixed with sweet or aromatic foods or condiments (fruit, nuts, compotes, jams, marmalades, honey, etc.).
  • Use recipes that mix well different ingredients such as puddings, croquettes, fritters, empanadas, or cannelloni.

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 choose spicy preparations that are appealing, but at the same time easy to prepare.