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The Benefits of Bitters

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  • Bitter herbs, spices and foods offer valuable benefits and can go a long way toward improving your overall health by improving digestion, gastrointestinal health and absorption of nutrients
  • Historically, bitter herbs have been primarily used as cleansing agents, vitality builders and digestive support
  • Many bitters have been shown to have antifungal, antiseptic, antiprotozoal and even antitumor activity
  • Much in the same way bitter compounds help protect the plant from harmful influences, they can be helpful in your body by inhibiting microbe growth, oxidation and inflammation
  • Commercially available bitter tinctures include Swedish Bitters and Underberg. Another easy way of getting more bitters into your diet is simply to add more bitter greens to your salads, and eating your salad first

By Dr. Mercola

Bitter flavors are perhaps the least appreciated and sought-after, yet bitter herbs and spices offer valuable benefits and can go a long way toward improving your overall health. Historically, bitter herbs have been primarily used as cleansing agents, vitality builders and digestive support. According to a paper published in the European Journal of Herbal Medicine:


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