Why do some hate some foods and others love them? Psychologist Kathrin Ohla detested Brussels sprouts, so she forced herself to eat them every day for a week. Photo: Shutterstock
Why do some hate some foods and others love them? Psychologist Kathrin Ohla detested Brussels sprouts, so she forced herself to eat them every day for a week. Photo: Shutterstock
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Why do you gag on garlic or bridle at Brussels sprouts? It’s your genes, taste buds, sense of smell and where you live

  • Brussels sprouts. Coriander. Olives. Genes determine whether we enjoy eating different foods, but our taste buds, sense of smell and origin are factors too
  • When it comes to food preferences, ‘psychology can override genetics’, a researcher says – after forcing herself to eat Brussels sprouts every day for a week

Why do some hate some foods and others love them? Psychologist Kathrin Ohla detested Brussels sprouts, so she forced herself to eat them every day for a week. Photo: Shutterstock
Why do some hate some foods and others love them? Psychologist Kathrin Ohla detested Brussels sprouts, so she forced herself to eat them every day for a week. Photo: Shutterstock
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