The virtue of excellence
Your body essentially performs a mass spectrometry scan on everything you eat, and it will learn to make it taste bad if it's bad for you. I'm currently seeing if mine will do this to bacon. However, the curing process in bacon, like most, involves poison of various sorts, so uncured pork belly is probably better for you. If something is good for you, it will do the opposite. I think this is how people learn to enjoy cheese.
The paleo folks don't buy this. Sugar? Bread?
I get slightly queasy when I eat either, in a characteristic way. I actually stopped eating bread quite a bit before I discovered paleo, just because my body hated it so consistently. The stomachfeel of sugary tea - which I did not stop before paleo - is also pretty unpleasant. Plus the sugar hangover is kind of hard to miss.So I should have spread the net wider than 'taste.' Still, I can detect an undercurrent of sickliness in the taste of both. Or, just dump a spoonful of sugar in your mouth and then see how much you like it. Don't let other foods cover up the full experience.So I should also say it won't always make it taste completely bad, because there's not that much leeway, it will just insert a bad taste in there somewhere.
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