Have you found yourself wondering whether you have atypical COVID-19 symptoms such as loss of taste and smell? Sjogren's Syndrome (SS)'s attack on the moisture-producing glands, including salivary glands, can make you feel like you are continuously fighting the COVID-19 virus. People living with Sjögren's Syndrome and patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancers often experience loss of taste and smell due to severe dry mouth. Saliva and nasal mucus are essential to maintain the normal function of taste buds in the oral mucosa and the olfactory cells in the nasal cavity.
Here is a quick and easy recipe to stimulate your sense of taste and smell! A savoury treat from my Pakistani mom-in-law.
30-Minute Anti-inflammatory Spicy Shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
*4 - 5 Servings