sahllogo

How To Improve Your Sense Of Smell?

There are many reasons you may wish to improve your sense of smell. For one thing, it’s closely linked to your sense of taste. Try tasting food with your nose pinched! It is also a required skill to describe aromas in wine, coffee and beer, even tea. And in general, being able to smell the subtleties in the scent of a flower, or someone’s skin, or autumn leaves, can offer a deeper dimension of enjoyment. Also, did you know that the average human nose can detect nearly 10,000 distinct scents?

Pay more attention to what you already smell. People often say “use it or lose it” about muscles, but the same can be applied towards senses. The more you use your senses, the better you get! Learn how to describe smells. You might even want to keep an olfactory journal!

Note how certain smells make you feel. The nerves that sense smell are directly connected to the emotional part of your brain, leaving your rationality out of the equation. Studies found, for example, that the smell of fast food wrappers, fresh bread or pastry increase the likelihood of road rage; peppermint and cinnamon improve concentration and decrease irritability in drivers; and lemon and coffee promote clear thinking and high concentration levels in general

Avoid foods that cause excess mucus production. Have you ever noticed that your sense of smell fades, or perhaps completely disappears, when you have a cold? Congestion in the membranes in the nose that contain the smell-sensitive nerve endings can dull your ability to smell, and avoiding foods that promote stuffiness (milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream) might help.

Also Read  Diet Options for The Elderly

Avoid substances that can impair your sense of smell. Some cold remedies can make you lose your sense of smell. Smoking can also interfere with your sense of smell. Keep alcohol to a minimum, as your sense of smell is impaired as your blood alcohol levels rise.

Get more zinc in your diet. Hyposmia (the medical term for an impaired sense of smell) is often linked with a deficiency in the mineral zinc. To boost your sense of smell, try eating zinc-rich foods each day.

Exercise

Use a humidifier. Increased moisture in the air leads to increased moisture in your nose, which improves the sense of smell.

Stay away from stink. Prolonged exposure to bad smells tends to numb your ability to smell.

When trying to identify a smell, take short, shallow sniffs rather than one long one. You will notice cats and dogs do this when they initially smell something. It increases your ability to pick up a scent.

When shopping for foods, note that the best smelling items are, for the most part, what your body is craving. When purchasing food items, start selecting items that smell the best to you.

Similar Posts

Breast Cancer Screening

  • By Dennis Gitonga
  • July 19, 2021
  • 79 views

What Is Breast Cancer Screening? Screening for breast cancer means looking for signs of breast cancer in all women of a certain age or with certain risk factors, even if they have no symptoms. The goal of screening is to catch cancers early. Screening for breast cancer lowers the risk of dying of it; early-stage […]

10 Facts To Keep In Mind On Nutrition

  • By Dennis Gitonga
  • July 12, 2021
  • 38 views

Added sugar is not great Everyone knows that eating too much added sugar is unhealthy.  Sugar added to products to sweeten their taste is known as added sugar. Common types of added sugar include table sugar (sucrose) and syrups, like high-fructose corn syrup. While some think sugar is a simple matter of “empty” calories, others […]

Understanding Digital Health

  • By Dennis Gitonga
  • July 2, 2021
  • 123 views

The digital space is changing rapidly over time as companies rush to provide their services to a wider online market. There has been a rise of international companies leaning towards digital media for sales, e-commerce websites like Alibaba, Amazon, transport companies like Uber and Bolt. This has led local companies to adopt these strategies that […]

Parenting children with learning disabilities

  • By sahlhealth
  • June 18, 2021
  • 161 views

Children who are not flourishing at school as their parents expected are not initially thought to have learning disabilities. Parents with children who display any type of learning disability have a tough time figuring out what’s wrong, and they usually blame themselves. However, instead of a negative approach that will do nothing to improve this […]

Top Five Ways To Prevent And Reduce Wrinkles on Skin

  • By sahlhealth
  • 43 views

It’s no secret that one of the things that people dread is getting old. Yet, it’s not so much as getting old that people dread, but the things that accompany old age. With old age, you can expect a decline in almost anything and everything. From a decline in cognitive health and physical strength to […]