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The Scientific Reason Some People Can’t Stand Vegetables

And what it takes to overcome an aversion to bitter greens

Photo credit: Paquito Pagulayan / EyeEm / Getty Images

BBitterness is nature’s way of warning us about harmful things we shouldn’t eat, like cyanide. But several very healthy foods, including broccoli and cauliflower, are bitter, too — which makes them disgustingly inedible to some people, but not to others. You haters can…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.