Bitters - Healthy effect
invigorating, detoxifying, regenerating
YOUR TONGUE HAS FIVE TASTES: SWEET, SALTY, UMAMI, SOUR,
ANd, ThE sElf WHO IS RESPONSIBlE FOR REGENERATION ANd HEALING
When we think of summers, we usually think of juicy fruit, wine spritzers and popsicles. Bitter flavors – like kale, dill, arugula, turmeric, raw cacao, orange seeds, chicory, or grapefruit – aren’t necessarily at the top of our list of summer treats because of their bitter compounds. The idea of eating dandelions (or drinking the juice) is not very tempting for many. But just this bitter taste is actually responsible for an intense and regenerative healing of the whole body
WHY ARE BITTER FOODS BUT SO GOOD FOR US?
Research has shown that bitter foods have the opposite effect on our bodies as sugary foods. They reduce the feeling of hunger and the appetite for sweets. What has a great a flow on our blood sugar level, which is regulated you bitter substances and their healthy effect. Another healthy effect is that bitter substances support the liver and stimulate the bile, which is a very important part of smooth digestion.
When bitter foods enter the body, they stimulate taste receptors in the mouth, and stimulate enzyme production and bile flow. Bile combines fats with other substances and absorbs fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K so that they are more readily available in the parts of the body where they are most needed. Therefore, bitter foods are superheroes when it comes to optimal nutrient absorption….
What are they good for
Bitter foods and our liver are best friends. Bitters invigorate, detoxify, regenerate and promote natural detoxification. Not only do they provide a generous serving of vitamins A, C and K, but they also provide your body with calcium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, fiber and plant sodium.
Since bitter foods are not very tasty in their raw state, you can super combine them with other foods.
It’s not that hard to get used to bitter flavors, in fact after a while you don’t want to miss them at all.
Foods like kale, grapefruit, chicory, arugula, fennel or artichokes. (you can find 5 great recpts here) provide a great base for many recipes. But also as a tea in the evening they can be integrated super and help especially at night your body to come to rest and regenerate.
So the next time you shy away from bitter foods, remember how much they stimulate your digestion, cleanse your liver and ultimately help you live longer and healthier. Bitters are also the perfect helpers when it comes to regulating your weight and keeping your gut healthy.
Tips & Recipes
Try it out
The perfect summer recipe! Bitter sweet and delicious is our chicory salad.
TO THE RECIPE
For better sleep and to help digestion, mix fennel, black cumin, artichoke, milk thistle and yarrow. It might take you two or three days to get used to the taste, but after that you’ll never want to miss it.