Topic Nutrition Guidelines That Everyone Should Live By

  • Tue 9th Jan 2018 - 10:28am

    There's a Fifth Sense? Yes, and it's called Umami. Similar Meridian Health Protocol Review to the fate of Pluto, what we learned as kids is just not true anymore. We grew up knowing that sweet, sour, salty and bitter were the only senses our tongues could discern - but now there's Umami.

    Umami was identified as a 'sense' back in 1908 by a Japanese chemist named Kikunae Ikeda. But like more visionaries, his findings were dismissed by the scientific community until 2000 when a researcher identified a taste receptor for Umami.

    People have been trying to describe Umami, but it can be tricky. Some have labeled it "savory" and others "meaty" but what you're really tasting is the molecules of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is one of the amino acids and is found in foods like tomato paste, aged parmesan cheese, anchovies, soy sauce, fish sauce and red wine. Glutamic acid has also been the model for synthetic MSG.

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