Sangeetha Pulapaka

Everyone has their own taste. It depends on what foods you find tasty. Individual taste has to do with our buds' ability to detect different molecules. Although our brains can recognize the same five tastes—bitter, sweet, salty, sour and umami (savory)—the suite of chemicals that can trigger those signals varies from one person to the next.

Say potato chips are tasty, they can also be healthy when consumed less. Because potatoes are  storehouse of energy and nutrition, including vitamins, minerals and essential organic compounds. Home made potato chips are both tasty and can be healthy.

Dark chocolate is tasty and healthy. This does not mean that we eat it in huge quantities. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Cheese which can be added to any healthy food for its flavour. Cheese contains a host of nutrients like calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. Is pasta not tasty? It is tasty and healthy.

A lot of people are under the misconception that healthy food can’t be tasty. Today, in most cases some flavor can be added to make healthy dishes a bit more appealing. Seasoning, method of cooking, and presentation are few examples of places where a few tweaks can help improve the taste of your food.

Avocados, eggs, almonds, beans, yogurt, fruits are examples of such type of foods.Yogurt and fruit combinations can give you a tasty snack while keeping the calories in check. Some people also believe in calling them weight loss foods.