Hate vegetables? It could be your genes. This has been a lifelong struggle for m
Nobody likes fresh vegetables because our taste buds have been corrupted by excess salt, fat/oil, and sugar. It's like we've been listening to the radio on 11 all our lives, so if go out into nature we have trouble appreciating the naturals sounds now that we've lost our hearing.
Lucky for us though, taste buds do recover. Go into cronometer, and type in your average day's worth of eating, I guarantee you the salt content will be out over 1500mg. 1500mg is what you would normally get without adding salt to food and if you eat mostly plant foods like grains, and starches that our ancestors did.
After about two or three weeks of eating low salt, low oil, low sugar, you vegetables taste great, and fruit is suddenly as sweet as candy.
Having said that, it also helps to not buy the shitty produce at the supermarket, which has been permeated with the styrofoam fragrance of the containers they have sat in or been frozen in for months on end. Even the vegetables at something like subway are disgusting, they all taste the same, because they are low quality, and have all been sitting in the fridge for days after being cut up -why does the tomato taste as bland as lettuce? WHY? lol. So get the good stuff from a market or proper grocer. Make sure that they smell good. If they don't smell nice, they probably won't taste nice, but hey take a sample taste.
Please don't blame your genes, super tasters actually like vegetables more (after they have fixed their sugar/oil/salt overdose)
If you want to get started on eating more vegetables, the #1 tip is to not eat raw vegetables. Hide your vegetables into cook stews. Mexican chilli's, thai green curry, indian dhal, vegetable goulash, lentil shepherd's pie etc. And use plenty of stock powder / liquid / bullion cubes and SALT!
Then start lowering the amount of stock and salt you use very slowly week by week and you won't even notice. After about a month, all of sudden even fresh foods taste great.
The down side being is that take-away foods like taste way too salty for you, so you're likely never going to want to eat out, which is only a good thing for your health and wallet.
As a former chicken parmigiana connoisseur I have been through this transformation, and it will change your life, and your pants size. (Although your wife might get annoyed that your increased libido
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