Posts Tagged ‘ taste buds ’

Do We Have a New Taste for Fat?

Is Fat Our New Sixth Taste? Our taste buds identify five primary tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami (or savory). But recent news may have us identifying a sixth, new taste…oleogustas. In Latin, “oleogustus” translates to “a taste for fat.” And according to this post from DailyRxNews.com, there is new evidence of a […]

Can You Roll Your Tongue?

We’ve all seen dogs with their tongues hanging out of their mouths, but the reason why may surprise you. This is because during periods of exertion or high temperatures a dog’s tongue increases in size as it exercises due to greater blood flow, and the moisture on the tongue works to cool this blood flow, […]