Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to what they eat. These preferences are either innate or learned. Innate food preferences are with a person since birth and may be influenced by the diet of their pregnant mother or by their genetics. If a mother drinks a lot of carrot juice during her pregnancy, her baby is more likely to enjoy eating carrots or drinking carrot juice when they are born and grow up. Learned food preferences are not inherited. They are gained from experiences eating food. If a person tries fish for the first time, they might not like it. However, if that person tries fish several more times, they may learn to like it. That would be a learned food preference. Everyone, whether vegan or carnivorous, has their own set of food preferences which they either inherited at birth or learned later in life.