• Does it Taste Good?

Does it Taste Good?

Prof. Remco Havermans
endowed professor of youth, food and health

The senses of taste and smell can be considerably transformed by illness or treatment. So if you’re ill, your food doesn’t taste right. This is a problem. For cancer patients, for example, it’s important that they eat what they need, in order to mitigate the side effects of the treatment. But it’s hard to convince them to eat a sufficient and varied diet. The solution to this problem is often sought in food innovations, whereby it’s easy to forget that a patient is a human being first and foremost.