Distortion of taste

It is called dysgeusia and 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 acid fruit (oranges, lemon, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple…) to help the metallic taste disappear. Avoid if sores appear.

To make sure that by eating tapas, the necessary nutrients are incorporated, it is recommended to start from the ratio of the plate method. Follow the next recipe as an example

Some suggested recipes:

  • Soften the flavour with marinades for meat and fish, citrus juices, sweet and sour sauces, or non-spicy spices.
Some suggested recipes:

  • Eating meat mixed with sweet or aromatic foods or condiments (fruit, nuts, compotes, jams, marmalades, honey, etc.).
  • Use cooking preparations where the ingredients mix well together such as puddings, croquettes, fritters, empanadas, 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 choose spicy preparations that are appealing, but at the same time easy to prepare.

Avoid eating your favorite foods as the body tends to associate feeling unwell with the foods you have just eaten and may develop an aversion to them.