Feb 24 Care Mission
Care Challenge: Trick Your Taste BudsThis challenge can trick you into thinking an apple and onion taste the same.
As we age, our sense of taste naturally diminishes. It can impact a senior’s appetite and nutrition, especially if food no longer tastes appealing. This Care Challenge will show you what it may be like if you can’t rely on your sense of taste.
How to Trick Your Taste Buds
- 1 apple
- 1 onion
- Paring knife
- Cutting board
- 1 pair of nose plugs
- 1 blindfold
- 1 assistant (optional)
- Using the paring knife and cutting board, cut the apple and onion into identical bite-size slices. Put the knife and cutting board away when finished.
- Place the sliced apple and onion pieces in front of you, within reach.
- Plug your nose with the nose plug. If you don’t have a nose plug, simply hold your nose during the exercise.
- Put on your blindfold.
- If you have an assistant, have them mix up the apple and onion slices so you don’t know which one is which.
- Pick up the slice on the left and taste it.
- Next, pick up the slice on the right and taste it.
- Remove your blindfold and nose plug.
What did you taste? Could you tell which was the onion and which was the apple? Without your sense of smell, was your sense of taste diminished?
Share your experience in the comments.
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