Bitter foods tend to help in boosting our immune system using natural herbs that may even cure or prevent some diseases and reduce issues that might harm the body. You might not like them at first, unlike some people who have a natural liking for bitter things, but you will end up liking them with the passage of time. You can start gradually by incorporating them into you diet in little portions, be it as an accompaniment to a meal or as part of a mix in a drink.
With time, you can increase the portion of bitter herbs in your food and drink or smoothies until you can eat them whole, without throwing up. Remember to mix them with natural sugars like oranges, bananas etc., and with spicy meals like grilled chicken, and spicy salad with some bitter vegetables in the mix.
The benefits of bitter foods are endless, mentioned below are these few benefits
1. They help us absorb nutrients
According to professional dietitian Nicole Dube of Halifax, N.S who stated, “Bitter foods and herbs help to stimulate digestive juices and support food digestion, as bitter foods help stimulate our taste receptors on the tongue, which subsequently stimulates enzyme production and bile flow.”
In other words if someone is having digestive issues, all you need is to eat something bitter before a meal as the better your food is digested, the more nutrients you take in. It doesn’t matter what you eat, if you can’t absorb it, it won’t be of much benefit to you.
2. Rich in vitamins and minerals
Learn to consume more vegetables that are bitter as they are good for the body. They offer vitamins like C, K, and A, and minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium. These are also full of fiber that keep you feeling satiated for a long time or until your next meal time. They also contain foliate, that the body needs.
3. Fight free radicals
They are also known to have fight free radicals that can cause destruction to the body, like cancers or neurological diseases. There are bitter desserts that are good for your body. An example is chocolate.
4. Expel toxins in the liver
They are also known to remove toxins from the body and the liver most especially. This helps in balancing hormones, cholesterol levels and removing toxins from the body in all. To enjoy this, you can make different blends of vegetables that you can make into a drink or smoothie and enjoy.
5. Reduce sugar cravings
Consuming loads of bitter foods will cause you to crave for less sugar. Putting this in your meal gradually can cause you to start eating bitter vegetables with ease. One way to control your sugar intake is to consistently eat bitter vegetables and add it into your meal. Make it a point of duty to eat at least one vegetable everyday either as a snack, a drink or a breakfast accompaniment.
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