I’ve been really into bitters lately. 🌱🌿🍃
I love adding a dash of liquid bitters to my bubbly water, especially with a meal. 🥣
Bitter receptors have been found on dozens of tissues in the body, well beyond the digestive tract. Thousands of new studies have been instigated with this realization and we are further looking into the importance of bitter compounds. .
The current findings show that bitters are necessary in the diet in order to maintain health and homeostasis. Anthropologically speaking, bitter compounds (alkaloids) are often poisonous in nature. If an early human ate something poisonous then digestive enzymes, HCI, and immune activation were initiated to make sure we didn't die. Modern humans in America at least, have completely rid our society of bitter tastes. Evolutionary speaking, we are missing bitter compounds that we can leverage to tonify our digestive tract and support our immunity. .
So add some bitter leafy greens & bitters into your bubbly & support your digestion!