2. Your Senses Can Change
You’d think as a person ages they become better at certain things, but when it comes to our senses, they actually somewhat diminish. WebMD explains that our senses are affected with age and it’s likely due to the fact that we’re often on medications, suffering from some kind of illness (cold, flu, gum diseases, etc) or battling allergies — all of which are more prominent with age as well. These are things that can affect diet and health, including our sense of smell and taste buds.
The source recommends battling this by cooking with things that will spice up the flavor like olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion, peppers, or mustard. Just be sure to stay away from added excess salt for flavor.