When Beef or Chicken Taste Metallic, Grab Some Chopsticks

To help fight cancer, treatments often target rapidly dividing cells, but this can also affect healthy cells that also divide rapidly—including those in your mouth. Often, this means that protein-rich foods, such as meat, poultry and seafood, may have a metallic, bitter taste. One tip is to soak the foods in citrus- or vinegar-based marinades (if you don’t have mouth sores) or sweet and sour sauces. You can also try eating cold foods, such as egg salad or chicken salad. And skip metallic silverware, which can make that metallic taste so much worse. Instead, use plasticware or chopsticks. Get more taste tips.