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morning coffee can be messing with your taste buds

Sep 04, 2017

Morning coffee can be messing with your taste buds


According to a new research published in the Journal of Food Science, your morning coffee can temporarily weaken your taste buds, potentially setting you up for weight gain.

During the research, 107 participants were randomly separated into two groups. In one, they drank decaffeinated coffee supplemented with 200 milligrams (mg) of caffeine—roughly the amount in a strong cup of coffee. In the second, they drank just decaf coffee.

Afterwards, the researchers asked them to rate the taste of the coffee, as well as that of other sugary solutions.

The results? When the people drank the caffeinated coffee, they rated their brew as less sweet than when they drank the decaf.

Conclusion is when you drink caffeinated coffee, it will change how you perceive taste—for however long that effect lasts.