We have 4 palates and only use 3 in our current food diet. We have salty, sweet, and sour taste buds that are over used day in and day out. What about the fourth? It is a bitter palate we need to develop. When a person has a well develop palate using all 4 receptors the issues of texture, taste, and gag reflexes go down dramatically. The reason people have such a small variety of liked foods is because people don’t exercise all 4 palates from the beginning. What if we added bitter herbs and foods back into the diet and eliminated bitterness in our life.