Stress and grief cause some people to reach for chocolate in search of "la dolce vita", they make others lose their appetite.
Recently overcome illnesses or anemia, alcohol abuse and digestive disorders can also be reasons for loss of appetite. Especially elderly people oft complain about loss of appetite.
The consequences are:
- Weight loss
- Weak immune system
- Lack of vital nutrients
If loss of appetite persists, you should consult a doctor to clarify the cause
The proportion of bitter tasting foodstuffs is continually decreasing in modern nutrition. Many people even have a distinct aversion to anything bitter. The food industry responds to this by increasingly cultivating vegetables for sweetness. Once bitter vegetables such as chicory and radicchio have had the bitter cultivated out.
The benefits to health of the bitter substances no longer count.