Does food taste different to you now on paleo? I was eating a sweet potato today and realized that I now LOVE the taste of sweet potato whereas I used to vaguely not care for it, preferring regular potatoes. And my ability to taste natural sweetness in foods like fruit or carrots is now much enhanced. With the change in my biology has come a very radical change in even the basic functioning of my taste buds. Anyone else notice this?
I can detect the presence of MSG in food, even when negligible for other people.
I cannot stand artificial flavors, they really taste chemical...
In general, I have a heightened sense of taste: food that before tasted pretty good is now fantastic, and food that tasted pretty bad is now disgusting.
Absolutely! Sugar now tastes overwhelmingly sweet, sometimes unpleasantly so. And my sense of smell is enhanced as well. Now I can smell chocolate from across the room... And I haven't even been paleo for very long!
To me, bacon tastes better than any candybar I have ever eaten. Fat has replaced sweet crap for me. Although I never had a "sweet tooth" bacon satisfies my new "fat tooth". lol
Oh wait, I don't know why I didn't think of this last night when I was reading this thread: I think I have a much better ability to taste rancidity in fats and oils. This might just be because I am looking for it now, but I am always bothered if meat has been fried incorrectly (e.g. if something was hanging out in the pan beforehand) and I really think I can detect the presence of nasty vegetable oils.
everything has flavor now. Bad food is very quickly detectable.
I eat spinach, before youd have had trouble with a gun to my head. It has flavor now!
Things that werent sweet before are now. Things that were sweet are so sickly gross that I cant eat them. Food Smells different too. Bread smells like death, wheat pasta smells cloying. Some plants dont smell good, so I dont eat them.
The Farmers market is a completely surreal experience now.
My taste in food has changed significantly over the last 5 years. I have made an effort to eat things because they were good for me whether I like them or not. In quite a few cases, I have actually come to LOVE the new foods, like asparagus, sweet potato, all types of squashes, dark chocolate, coconut.
There are still some things I cannot eat, peas, brussel sprouts and cottage cheese will always been gross.
YES! This past summer I finally realized why tomatoes are a fruit! I vividly remember turning to my husband after taking a bite into a cherry tomato and saying 'TASTE THIS!'
Likewise, I never cared for sweet potatoes now they are one of my favorite foods. I also found out that I actually like brussel sprouts (cooked them with spicy italian sausage...mmm so good with that grease and a little grass-fed butter)
Next on my list to try is collard greens.
Yes, but I also now tolerate more bitter and sour tastes. I drink a glass of water with a quarter tsp of vitamin C every day, and when I first started it was horrendously sour, but now I hardly notice it.
ABSOLUTELY! I had some blueberries and it was like eating sweets! I used o find them quite sour, I love that factor, my friend was like "Oh I couldn't eat the way you do I have such a sweet tooth" but the point is your tastes do adapt don't they! Give me a spoonful of Kerry gold over a haribo anyday :D