While it is far better not to overload your stomach or consume food typically classified as junk food, this can happen from time to time. For moments like these, the author of this article (read below) suggests a simple recipe to ease digestion. It contains only two easy to find ingredients – sparkling water and bitter.
What is a bitter?
It’s herbs extracted in alcohol. There is a huge variety of bitters on the market and most manufacturers like to keep their signature brand proprietary. But in general, the bitter taste is achieved by using cascarilla, a medicinal tree bark; gentian, a super bitter root; and cassia chips. They combine with spices like cardamom, peppercorn, vanilla bean, juniper berries, and more.
What’s the effect of bitters?
- The sheer bitterness of the tinctures stimulates your stomach acid thus, easing digestion.
- Spices and herbs possess medicinal properties specific to each type of herb or spice. For example, vanilla has been shown to increase mental performance, lavender is known to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Bitter flavors are also believed to eliminate sweet cravings.
Take a look at the article below to learn more about this trick to kickstart your digestion.
I’ve Tried Every Digestion Trick And This Is The (Surprisingly Cheap And Easy) One That Actually Works
Every night after dinner, I make myself the same drink: a generous dash of lavender bitters in sparking water. It calms me down and helps me digest my food before bed, and it tastes just sweet enough to be a satisfying soda substitute.