Even if you’ve tried a certain food a few times and didn’t find it tasty, that doesn’t mean you’ll never learn to enjoy that food. In fact, according to new research, repeated exposure to bitter foods can change the proteins in your saliva, essentially calming the initial distaste for bitter and other flavors.
Bitter is the key word here, especially considering that bitter vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and radishes are the closest thing we have to actual superfoods and should be a staple of any healthy eater’s diet. So, if your child or partner is a stubborn eater who neglects broccoli, don’t lose hope. Be persistent and they might just wind up loving broccoli.