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Thank you bitterly – for a good gut feeling

11.12.2018 12:13

Thank you bitterly – for a good gut feeling

Admittedly, the term "bitter" does not necessarily evoke positive associations in all of us. But as is so often the case, it is not the sweet seductions that are beneficial to our health, but the often unpopular and wrongly neglected substances, such as bitter herbs.

Old knowledge - proven effect

For many centuries, bitter substances have been considered of exceptional health importance in many cultures and have been used as a useful aid to support digestion. When bitter elements touch our tongue, this support work begins: the bitter taste stimulates stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. This stimulation not only helps the liver to break down and eliminate undesirable substances but also tones the gastrointestinal tract — a piece of knowledge that Hildegard von Bingen, the famous abbess, also practiced in the Middle Ages and made famous in Germany.

Bitter Training

Due to our modern diet, however, our palate is no longer used to bitter substances and prefers sugary, sweet or salty aromas. And this is where the crux lies: the stronger the aversion to bitter elements, the more urgently the organism needs them. Even if it costs to overcome - one is rewarded for this "bitter training."

A healthy digestive system without annoying heartburn, flatulence or other gastrointestinal complaints provides more vitality and ultimately the quality of life. 

Product from dr.reinwald with bitter herbs:

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