This article was published by SBS Life in May 2017.
Did you know there are taste receptors all over your body? Scientists know. And they’ve figured out that targeting the ones in your lungs could help treat asthma.
It’s thought that bitter taste receptors evolved to stop us from accidentally eating toxic plants. But the receptors aren’t just found in our mouths – far from it. They’re dotted right across the body, from the airways to the testes.