Is your tongue red?

Netherlands
August 29, 2011 9:28am CST
According to the books a tongue should be red. Well mine isn't and to be honest I seldom see anyone with a red tongue. Are we all sick or is there an other reason why a tongue is seldom red, for example the food we eat (and have to digest)?
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
29 Aug 11
I think it means that the tongue should be a darker pink than the surrounding flesh, but definitely not red! Eat some beetroot if you are worried!
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• Netherlands
30 Aug 11
I am not worried yet I just wonder.. if I start worrying I will try the beets
@pahak627 (4206)
• Philippines
29 Aug 11
Maybe our taste buds are already damaged that is why most tongues are not red. I just remember i heard it from a seminar on a certain food supplement. We have to take food supplements specifically anti-oxidants in order to remove all the toxins in our bodies which removal may return the cleanliness of our body systems.
• Netherlands
30 Aug 11
I see many people with a white or grey tongues so if it comes to damaged taste buds this might be a good reason. Who knows for the colour also. I guess the fast food industry, but also meat etc add a lot to the food that might damage your taste buds. Might be hard to remove all the toxins (you also get them out of the air, from medication etc etc). I wonder how much suppplement you have to take to get rid of all the toxin in the body and what time that may take.
@tessa9 (1086)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
I don't think that tongues should be red. Even babies don't have red tongue. Mines pink, lighter and darker in come areas. I agree with the other comment, if anyone will like to make their tongue red then they can eat beet roots but that will also make you teeth red which is a pain to get rid of.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
29 Aug 11
Red?? No My tongue is pink only! I don't know why they say it should be red and I don't think we are sick or something if we don't have a red tongue. Maybe books are written by some people having problems remembering the names of colors!