Your Taste Buds

The tongue is a very special tool that we utilize each and everyday.

Your tongue has between 2,000 and 4,000 taste buds, which allows us to taste the food we consume. We have the ability to taste 5 different flavors which include: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umani. The sides of our tongue are better at perceiving the taste of food when compared to the middle of the tongue. Image result for taste buds

Taste buds allowed us to survive by allowing us to know what foods may be harmful to us. The back of the tongue is sensitive to bitter which acts as a barrier (act of spitting out food) to prevent us from swallowing poisonous or spoiled food.

Your tongue can also be a great tool to see your overall health.
•Bright Red tongue can be a sign of B12 or folic acid deficiency
•White Spots on the tongue can indicate a yeast infection (oral Thrush)
•Black Tongue can be a sign of bacterial growth

Any of these signs should be further evaluated by a physician to provide the right care for you.

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