The Undeniable Advantages of the Bitter Herbs.
The indisputable advantages of regular consumption of bitter herbs are listed below. They can:
1) support a healthy liver
2) purify the blood and the whole body
3) improve the condition and operation of the entire gastrointestinal tract, eliminating constipation and diarrhea
4) help with kidney stones
5) help in reducing weight
6) clean the skin
7) reduce high blood pressure
8) provide a curative and preventive agent for anemia
9) reduce blood cholesterol level
10) eliminate flatulence and reduce the impact of heavy fatty foods
11) be used to prevent and treat various forms of cancer, and for the prevention of diabetes
12) support healthy vision
For all the merits of the bitter herbs, they do not have any negative side effects. And the skillful combination of these bitter plants adds great flavor when used in salads. Now that you know all the advantages of bitter herbs, have you changed your attitude toward them?
Just at the peak of spring — when our bodies traditionally lack vitamins and minerals and we have experienced a weakening of the immune system — with the awakening of the earth, there are helpful bitter greens available.The first of the green saviors growing in spring are nettle, dandelion, arugula, yarrow, and chervil.
In the Western diet, unfortunately, it is the bitter taste that is almost completely absent. The bitter that the majority of Europeans and Americans consume at the most is coffee, but consuming a variety of bitter herbs is one of the best and most useful ways to create a more alkaline environment in your body.
Useful properties of bitter herbs:
1) Multivitamin super-food
Bitter herbs are rich in vitamins C, K, and A, as well as minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and soluble fiber and folic acid. They are a storehouse of nutrients!
2) Help for our digestion
The regular use of bitter herbs during a meal stimulates the production of bile and digestive enzymes, and stimulates the taste buds and generally improves digestion. Is there anything better to help us digest our food than something that helps our bodies absorb more nutrients? If our body is unable to absorb any vitamins and minerals, then no matter what we eat, our food does not fill our body with all the useful nutrients contained in even the best and most wholesome food.
The high content of vegetable fiber in bitter herbs helps remove waste and toxins from the body through the intestines, as well.
These bitter green plants help to detoxify the liver, which reduces cholesterol and cleans toxins from the blood and fat. Given that the average person is now on a diet high in fat and protein, we just cannot do without the bitter herbs that help digest fats more efficiently.
3) Balancing flavors and increasing food preferences
The Western diet today consists mainly of salty and sweet flavors and hardly uses the other flavors (especially bitter). For a balance of taste and increased food preferences, our bodies will only benefit when the incredibly useful bitter greens are included in our daily diet!
How to include bitter herbs in your diet:
It is best to eat organic and seasonal bitter herbs while they are growing and green. There is no shortage of bitter herbs that we can find in the wild or our garden. From October to early spring, mustard, turnip greens, collard greens, and kale are available. And from spring to autumn, we can find chard, turnips, radish, and beet greens, dandelion leaves, plantain, burdock, yarrow, coriander, amaranth, endive, arugula, broccoli Rabb, lettuce, mustard greens, escarole, nettle, lettuce radicchio (or Radicchio), salad TAPS, Rapini, and watercress.