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I know it sounds silly, but after only two weeks of being on a strict vegan diet, I am really tasting my food again. When I was eating far more protein via meat than I really needed cucumbers tastes like nothing really to me and the same with lettuce. Now I am able to taste the wonderfulness of the cucumber and have been popping them into my mouth like I used to pop chips.<br><br>
Sorry if this is a silly post, but this board is really the only place I have to celebrate these kind of things.
 

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absolutely NOT silly at all! Enjoy all of those flavors out there in numerous foods! Your body has basically detoxed itself if you've eaten a really clean diet. Watch your sodium intake too, and you'll be even more surprised at how little you need on your food once you cut back or nearly eliminate alot from your diet.<br><br>
It's a great thing.
 

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I found the same thing in switching from vegetarianism to veganism. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Eliminating or reducing salt has the same effect, as well as cutting down on junk food.<br><br>
The big thing I learned to appreciate after going vegan was avocados. As a vegetarian, I'd tried them and found that their mild flavor was a bit strange and too boring for me. Now, I adore them.<br><br>
Mmm, avocado maki. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kimberlily1983</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2867040"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I found the same thing in switching from vegetarianism to veganism. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Eliminating or reducing salt has the same effect, as well as cutting down on junk food.<br><br>
The big thing I learned to appreciate after going vegan was avocados. As a vegetarian, I'd tried them and found that their mild flavor was a bit strange and too boring for me. Now, I adore them.<br><br>
Mmm, avocado maki. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Same here. Foods I once considered bland are now very flavorful.
 

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Eating strong flavored foods everyday can cloud your sense of taste. Sometimes, I slack off eating for a bit just so I can capture the full flavor of delicate foods. It really does bring out the full flavor that they have to offer.
 

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Same here!<br>
The other day I made a 'simple' fruit salad with no sugar etc added. OMGosh I was in heaven! I used to think of fruit salad as 'boring' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br>
I also find that my sense of smell is even MORE sensitive then before. I will smell things from very far away and I get nauseated easier by bad or strong smells. But it also allows me to appreciate the smells of fresh fruits and veggies
 

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I used to top my salads with all sorts of stuff. Cheese, bacon bits, tons of dressing, etc., Now i put just a few leaves of spinach or greens and a ton of veggies and nothing else. it is delish! I love being able to taste all those brilliant subtle flavors I was missing before.
 

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I've always had quite a sensitive palate, and was so supprised at how unsensitive a lot of peoples were. It's great you're begining to appreciate the subtle flavours more now! Yumyumyum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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