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Bitter taste/aftertaste to EVERYTHING... What is going on?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2011 at 4:16 PM

My girlfriend and I both changed our diet and eliminated all the carbs and sugars a couple of weeks ago.

In the last week, both of us have found that everything(with some exceptions) has a bitter taste and/or aftertaste. Meat, vegetables, Fruits...

Exceptions to this are nuts and fat. Neither of those have a bitter taste or aftertaste. In fact, fat seems to cut the bitter taste/aftertaste on other things(if its sufficiently fatty).

Any ideas what this is?

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on June 07, 2012
at 08:09 PM

This is so interesting! Never heard of it before. Makes me wonder what the heck is next with the food supply. "Passing off inedible varieties of pine nuts?" At first I thought maybe it was some weird mutation or something that just happened recently, since this is a new phenomenon. Looks like it's more sinister than that. Oy...

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on June 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM

This happened to a friend who works developing spice rubs- worst news ever! Basically had to take a few weeks off work, couldn't taste and adjust anything

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on June 12, 2011
at 12:09 AM

yeah, this pine nut thing just happened to a co worker of mine, it went on for quite a while for her.

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on March 23, 2011
at 07:18 PM

My first thought too. It's a delayed reaction, so the bitter taste showing up a week after you ate them sounds about right.

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on March 23, 2011
at 05:07 PM

That was my first thought too!

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:23 PM

I had some about 2 weeks ago, but was fine for a week after. I bought some more recently, but haven't eaten any yet

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Ha! Wow. Even if pine nuts are not applicable here in James' case, that is a very appropriate answer Cynarin. I had no idea pine nuts could have that effect. They are so tasty too. Thanks for the link.

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:19 PM

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Ha! Wow. Even if pine nuts are not applicable here in James' case, that is a very appropriate answer Cynarin. I had no idea pine nuts could have that effect. They are so tasty too. Thanks for the link.

A0e7cac8a8238448d4a3a8f4942206ac

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on March 23, 2011
at 04:23 PM

I had some about 2 weeks ago, but was fine for a week after. I bought some more recently, but haven't eaten any yet

E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

(2369)

on March 23, 2011
at 07:18 PM

My first thought too. It's a delayed reaction, so the bitter taste showing up a week after you ate them sounds about right.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 05:07 PM

That was my first thought too!

Medium avatar

(5136)

on June 12, 2011
at 12:09 AM

yeah, this pine nut thing just happened to a co worker of mine, it went on for quite a while for her.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on June 07, 2012
at 04:28 PM

This happened to a friend who works developing spice rubs- worst news ever! Basically had to take a few weeks off work, couldn't taste and adjust anything

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on June 07, 2012
at 08:09 PM

This is so interesting! Never heard of it before. Makes me wonder what the heck is next with the food supply. "Passing off inedible varieties of pine nuts?" At first I thought maybe it was some weird mutation or something that just happened recently, since this is a new phenomenon. Looks like it's more sinister than that. Oy...

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on March 23, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Are you in ketosis? It is possible that the bad taste and bad breath are affecting your tastebuds.

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on March 23, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Walnuts can also do the same thing. Or any other food with tannic acid.

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on June 07, 2012
at 03:00 PM

I had never eaten pine nuts before going paleo. Now everything tastes bitter in the back of my mouth. Mystery solved. No more pine nuts.

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:57 PM

This is totally bizarre. I ate a ton of pine nuts one day last week and I too am suffering from a strange inexplicable bitter taste in my mouth.

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on June 11, 2011
at 07:52 PM

Yeah, totally ketosis. Does everything smell like ammonia, too?

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8a4ce6a9e1ab27616920b828df08b259

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on June 11, 2011
at 07:50 PM

Yeah, totally ketosis. Does everything smell like ammonia, too?

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on June 11, 2011
at 06:41 PM

I have a similar issue. I've been Paleo for exactly a week now, and today I decided to cheat a bit with some red wine and dark chocolate. The wine tasted very strange (it was a brand I know) and the chocolate tasted really metallic. I haven't had pine nuts, but I do eat 7-8 walnut halves every day. Maybe it is the ketosis.

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