Well today is the 3rd day running and almost anything that I eat, tastes REALLY bitter in my mouth. The best I can describe it is that the bitter after taste seems to occur towards the back of the tongue and it almost tastes as though I had taken a bite of a lemon peel. The bitter after taste is a lot more pronounced after I eat a chocolate or anything on the sweeter side.
Today being the 3rd day – I started getting worried that maybe it is some sort of a early warning signal that I was going to have a stroke – I thought maybe a part of my brain was not firing and responding to sweet foods touching the receptors on my tongue.
Did a quick search on Google for “Bitter aftertaste after eating anything”. Something that stood out to me was the number of pages that were returned referencing Pine Nuts. This fact must have jumped out at me – as I had recently discovered pine nuts and have been eating a ton of them. Here is an article in the Emergency Medicine that talks about this phenomena (“Taste disturbances after pine nut ingestion”).
I am not sure how far my taste disturbance is related to pine nut ingestion, but it just might be and I am going to stop eating them and see if the symptoms go away.
FYI, the pine nuts were bought from the whole sale bins at the Whole Food market. I am going to try and find out if the pine nuts were sourced from China or not (as the article suggests that Pine nuts from China might be the cause – or at least that 2 of the lots that caused such problems were from China).
Will report back if and when my “taste disturbance” goes away.
"Bitter taste in mouth while eating".
"Sensation of bitter taste in mouth. What could it be?".