Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Taste aversion is defined as the strong dislike for a particular food due to the association of taste and smell with nausea. Growing up, my all time favorite food was pizza. I ate pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every time I was exposed to pizza, I had nothing but positive experiences. However, years ago I got the stomach flu and could not eat for days. One day, my parents came home with a pizza and all I could think about was how much I loved pizza and how empty my stomach was. Despite how sick I felt, I ate the pizza anyway. As soon as I finished my slice of pizza, I immediately got sick. Although I knew that my sickness was caused by my stomach flu, I could not help but to associate the taste of that pizza with instant sickness. Weeks later, I ordered a pizza from that same pizza shop, but I couldn't even stomach one bite because all I could think about was getting instantly sick. To this day, I still cannot eat pizza from that specific pizza shop.