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tongue

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

What your tongue tells you about your health

Your tongue is one of the most powerful organs that you have. It’s made up of a mobile group of muscles that are attached to the floor of the mouth. We use this fleshy pink organ to taste, lick, swallow and speak. The top of the tongue is covered with small bumps called papillae. The majority of our tastebuds are found in these papillae. Your tongue does more than help you gobble down your food; it assists with digestion and mouth cleaning during the chewing and swallowing process. This muscular organ also holds secrets about your health! Stick out your…
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General knowledge
February 27, 2017

Your brain tastes food, not your mouth

You’re eating a burger and you let out a euphoric sigh because it just tastes so damn good! When you're enjoying a delicious meal, you probably aren’t thinking about why you’re able to taste. Instead, you’re concentrating on chewing, but your sense of taste is amazing. You have up to 10 000 tastebuds all over your tongue, mouth and throat. Each of them contain up to 100 taste receptors and each respond differently to your food. Your taste cells send information about the type and amount of substances to your brain when you eat. Taste is divided into five categories: salty,…
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