• Bitter Is Better

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    Many nutritionists, herbalists, and other health experts believe that far too many modern industrialized humans are deficient in bitter substances, which in part contributes to our epic rise in digestive related illnesses, inflammatory conditions, immune challenges, diabetes, and more.

    I'm heartened to see that popular media has sharpened its focus when it comes to what's wrong with the typical American diet. I'm seeing more articles now that identify sugar, not saturated fat, as the major dietary contributor to elevated heart disease risk and to increased disease risk in general.

    It's good news, because this is in line with the best research we have to date. As a culture, we've left behind — forever, I hope — the possibility that sugar-laden Lucky Charms cereal will ever again display the American Heart Association's Seal of Approval on the box, as it did as recently as 2008. (One can only hope we soon take the next step, which is to refuse to eat the stuff altogether.)

    With our nutrition priorities now straight, it's time to optimize. Along with sharply reducing sugar consumption, one of many other things you can do to improve your daily …

    Bitter roots and veggies contain fiber to help sweep wastes through the digestive tract. Bitter foods also contain sulfur-based compounds which support the natural detoxification pathways in the liver; helping it to do what it is meant to do – keep your body clean and clear.

    Make sure to read the rest of the article at Huffingtonpost.



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