Fear Factor: Foods You Are Afraid to Try

Kids aren’t the only ones with picky palates these days. In fact Americans in particular are becoming choosier when it comes to their food choices. According to researchers at Philadelphia’s Monell Chemical Senses Center, some food choices are actually in our genes while some are just based on fear. If you tried something bitter or sour as a kid, you don’t want to try it again now.

But this irrational dislike of certain foods from childhood means you may be missing out on lots of health benefits, not to mention some meals you might actually enjoy. Here are the 10 most hated foods you should give another chance.


Brussel Sprouts – This vegetable is high in fiber and protein; it can be a filling but low-calorie side dish. Scientists also believe it may protect against cancer because it’s rich in indole (a phytochemical) and vitamin C.


Broccoli – Vitamins C, K, and A are all represented in spades in broccoli. Read More.


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