Popular Science: How to Enhance Your Senses of Smell and Taste

Eating is arguably one of the most pleasurable experiences we get to have. Getting a whiff of your favorite dish, or taking a single bite of your go-to dessert can instantly flood you with emotion—happiness, comfort, utter joy.

If you think it can’t get better than that, think again: You can actually boost your senses by teaching yourself to detect and identify more odors and flavors. Even if you lose some of your sensitivity due to age, allergies, or viruses, keep in mind you can always get some of it back with work, patience, and a lot of sniffing. It might take a bit of practice, but it’s not hard to do, and it definitely won’t take as long as you think.

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