Show your sweet tooth who’s boss with smart tricks that make you crave more nutritious fare.
There’s no escaping the fact that cultivating a taste for specific foods can require repeated exposure. Nutritionists say it can take as many as 15 attempts before a child will accept a new flavor—fortunately, the time line may be considerably shorter for adults (closer to a handful of tries). If at first you don’t appreciate the taste of healthful, bitter-tasting veggies, be persistent. A study found that when people consumed a bittersweet beverage once a day for a week, their liking of the drink increased by 68 percent.