There's been an assumption for some time that nutritious food is tasteless, bland, and even off-putting. We all know that a salad is healthier for us than a burger, so we're opting for a burger because it has more flavor – or so the idea goes, anyway. Yet there is no justification for that to be the case. With the addition of a little spice, any food can become more interesting.
People will always be keen to point out that, while a grilled chicken breast can contain fewer calories than a family bucket from a fried chicken outlet, it does not taste as good. And although this is a matter of belief, the fact of the matter is that expectations matter. However, if you marinate the chicken breast with herbs and spices, the taste can change considerably and be a lot more enjoyable.