Do you like the taste of coffee or garlic?
If you like one or both, it could be because of your genes.
Researchers at the Kings College, London have suggested that 41 - 48% of our food preferences are inherited. The researchers found that the strongest links between food habits and genetic make-up involved a taste for garlic or coffee. More about the research here.
Hmm. I used to like coffee years ago but not anymore. Garlic, like onions, I could do without. And some of my eating habits have changed, dramatically in some cases. Were these food preferences genetically programmed? Search me.
What I do know is that the next time someone asks why I don't like garlic or onions, I'll say the fault is in my genes.