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Why you lose your sense of smell and taste when you’ve got a cold
 1 April 2019  

Why you lose your sense of smell and taste when you’ve got a cold.................What sucks with both colds and flu (aside from feeling ghastly) is that you can’t even enjoy the flavour of that yummy chicken soup you thought would make you feel better. Of course, it’s because you’ve lost your sense of taste along with your sense of humour. But ever wondered why you can’t taste properly with a cold or stuffy nose?First question that needs answering is why a cold causes a stuffy nose in the first place. White blood cells in your body produce chemicals to kill virus-infected cells. This causes increased mucous secretions as well as nasal swelling and inflammation.’More importantly though, is to understand that the flavour of food involves both smell and taste. In fact, 80% of our taste is related to smell, so it’s not surprising that most of the flavour of a food comes from your ability to smell it. Tongue is your taste organ, as it can sense salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami (savoury). Our sense of smell (known as olfaction) provides the rest of a food’s flavour, which is why it’s difficult to appreciate food flavour when you have nasal obstruction from a cold, stuffy nose or rhinosinusitus. A small area called the olfactory cleft high up in the roof of your nose senses smell. Here, special cells sense different odours found in the air that we breathe and then send signals to the brain via the olfactory nerve. Anything that interrupts taste sensations being transmitted to the brain will cause taste problems.When you have a cold, the swelling causes inflammation and obstruction, which impairs your smell. The flavour of food is produced only after taste is combined with a smell, so if a stuffy nose impairs your sense of smell, it will also decrease your perception of taste.When your nose is stuffy, taste receptors in your taste buds have to do the job of assessing food flavour in different taste molecules all on their own. Truth is, even though you have around 2000 and 5000 taste buds on your tongue, in your mouth and throat (with each containing 50 to 100 taste receptor cells) they still don’t come close to what your nose knows! The two smell (olfactory) receptors found high up in your nasal passages have up to six million cells and can sniff out differences of at least one trillion odours.We know that losing your sense of taste when you have a cold can make you feel miserable, but don’t worry, it usually doesn’t last long.  your normal taste should return when the infection passes.😊Source: internetRajabala

Top 5 beaches To Visit in Maharashtra
 19 December 2018  

The famous Konkan Coast starts at theMaharashtra and extends up to Karnataka. The konkan coast has given Maharashtra with many scenic and clean beaches. These beach destinations at Maharashtra are filled with many exciting water sports, shows, locals markets and street foods. There are even many luxury resorts available near the beaches to have an amazing experience of the nature at its habitat. It’s an ideal location to have a perfect vacation with family and friends.The top 5 Beaches to Visit in Maharashtra are:Ganapatipule Beach –The beach is situated at the Konkan Coast which is at a distance of 375 km from Mumbai. The beach has clean water with white sand stretch. There are many shacks along the shoreline for a perfect nightlife and sea food. The shoreline of the beach is filled with many beautiful shells of different sizes and has a famous Ganapathi temple nearby. This temple is popularly known as the Pashchim Dvarpalak, which means the guard of the western end. You can also watch the snails and crabs along the shore and venture all the water spotrs, horse rides and camel rides.Tarkarli beach – This beach is popularly known as the queen of beaches in Sindhudurg.  It is located at a distance of 8 Km away from the Malvan town. This is a place where the Arabian Sea and the Karli River meet. The beach has clean water with green shoreline and palm trees. There are many must visit historical and pilgrim spots like Sindhudurg Fort, Dhamapur Dam, Malvan Marine Sanctuary and Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple near the Tarkarli beach. Tarkarli is famous for scuba diving. The other prominent water activities here are Snorkeling, Banana and Bumper Ride, Kayaking and Parasailing. You can also go for a House Boats ride and go for Dolphin Safari.Kashid beach – It is situated at the coast of Arabian Sea which is just at a distance of 125 km away from the Mumbai city. This beach is about 3km length and has a diverse landscape of sandy shoreline with trees, plants, cliffs and rocks. It is perfect place for all the nature lovers and it is apt for a calm, private and relaxed holiday. There are few shops, street foods, parking facility and two caves located at the shoreline of kashid beach. Bumper ride, banana rides, jet skies, parasailing, boating and Scuba diving are the famous water sports here.Alibaug beach – This beach is situated at the coast of the Arabian Sea at Maharashtra, which is at a distance of about 96 km from the Mumbai city. It is about 2km from the main spot of the city Alibaug and easily accessible by the public transports. The Alibaug beach is about 4km long and has a black sandy coastline with many small rocks. The Kolaba Fort is located near the shoreline of this beach. This beach is also famous for camping along the shoreline and party the entire night in an open door experience with cool breeze and bonfire. The famous water sports at this beach include Jet skiing, Banana boat ride, ATV sand bike ride and Zorbing.Harihareshwar beach – This is one of the prominent beaches of Maharashtra, situated at a distance of 200 km away from the Mumbai City. The beach stretches about 2.4 km long and has clean water and sandy shoreline with rocks. There is a famous temple located at the shoreline of this beach for Lord Shiva known as the Kalbhairav Shiva temple. There is rocky cliff next to the temple called as pradakshina marg. You can watch crabs along the shore line of this beach and there is a dolphin watching ride too. There are many local markets and street foods availed near this beach that serves yummy and hot sea foods like fishes and prawns. This beach is also an ideal destination for all the adventure seekers with many water activities like paragliding and water surfing. The other activities like swimming, boat rides, beach walking and beach volleyball are also famous here.