How often do you consume bitter foods, herbs, and teas? If you answer not very often, you can benefit from reading this blog and remembering the words of wisdom from Hippocrates, referred to as the father of medicine. Bitters may be one of the most important tastes for us to include as a regular part of your health and nutrition rituals. While many people believe that bitter plants taste bad, by reading further you will discover how bitters are badass beneficial for your health, immune function, and resiliency.
During these crazy coronavirus conditions and the cold and flu season, many people are able to better enhance and support their health and well-being by adding more bitters into their daily rituals. Bitters are often a better choice than relying on antibiotics, antihistamines, cold medicines, cough medicine, decongestants, flu shots, mouthwash, and sleep meds which harm our health and hinder our wealth.
This blog asks, Are Bitters…Bad or Badass Beneficial? It is written to help you remember the profound words of Hippocrates recognized as the Father of Medicine “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. The bitter compounds in plants are often a sign of medicinal benefits in healthy food, herbs, and teas.
The Morningstar NEWS blog is passionate about helping you discover, learn and utilize the holistic health and natural medicine wisdom that has been passed down from our ancestors over thousands of years. During these crazy coronavirus conditions, it is more important than ever for you to access new education, information, and wisdom that will help protect your emotional, mental and physical well-being. One of the best ways to naturally boost our health, immune system, and resiliency is to discover the badass benefits of bitters and the power of plant medicine.
Bitters are a characteristic and description used to discuss a unique flavor and taste in plants. Most bitter-tasting plants are the result of alkaloids, amino acids, catechins, EGCG, flavanols, polyphenols, and terpenes. With the right education, information, and motivation it is possible to discover many bitter plants that provide a wealth of health benefits.
There is a wide range of bitter foods, herbs, plants, and teas around the world to help you boost your health and immune system. No matter what location or season you are in, there are a wide range and variety of badass beneficial plant medicines to help you. It is up to each of us to make better choices and decisions when it comes to our health and lifestyle if we are committed to being happy and healthy. It is super simple to benefit from the bitters in food, herbs, plants, and teas.
The best bitters are the ones you will consume consistently. Consuming bitters consistently and embracing natural health and nutrition can greatly benefit our lifestyle.
Some of the best bitters that are badass beneficial to consider include:
- Aloe vera is a type of cactus which is well known for medicinal and topical use. It is excellent for external and internal health and well-being.
- Aronia is a bitter berry high in antioxidants and nutrition to boost our body and brain.
- Basil is a slightly bitter herb that is great in pasta, pesto, and salads.
- Bitter melon has been found to help with diabetes.
- Black tea is a common bitter drink consumed by many people. The bitter taste is from various compounds and many people enjoy the variety of tastes from different types of tea, plus the benefit of a little caffeine. Tea contains alkaloids, amino acids, catechins, EGCG, flavanols, polyphenols, and terpenes plus many other compounds which create a bitter taste and various other flavors.
- Cacao powder (raw) is naturally bitter and loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and phytonutrients. The bitter taste is a sign it is medicinal. If it tastes too bitter, try adding a small amount of raw fruit, honey, stevia, or sugar (coconut) to make healthy chocolate treats that can boost your feel-good hormones and health.
- Clove is a bitter and spicy herb that is great in Chai tea and many foods. Clove has been found to help rid the body of parasites.
- Dandelion leaf and root is a bitter herb that many people call a weed. Many weeds are considered medicinal herbs. Many bitter weeds offer a wealth of health benefits.
- Green tea is another common bitter drink consumed by many people. The bitter taste in green tea is from various compounds that include: alkaloids, amino acids, catechins, EGCG, flavanols, polyphenols, and terpenes. Green tea is well documented and researched because of the health benefits associated with it.
- Hemp cannabidiol and CBD, hemp oil, and hemp seeds are natural plant medicines. Raw hemp plants and seeds are rich in antioxidants, omega fats, and terpenes that can boost our health and immune system.
- Herbal teas, tinctures, and tonics made with bitter-tasting plants have been found to boost our happiness, health, and immune system.
- Jackass bitters is a badass bitter medicinal plant used to make a tea or tonic consumed in many tropical countries.
- Mint is a flavorful and medicinal herb that has many health benefits. Mint is easy to find and easy to grow so it is a great choice for many people.
- Moringa comes from a tree and is considered a superfood by many health experts. It naturally has a bitter taste but there are many ways to combine it in protein drinks and smoothies to cover up the bitter taste.
- Nettles are a plant that grows wild in many areas of the world and offers many health and nutrition benefits.
- Oregano is an herb used by many cultures in preparing food. Besides adding a unique flavor to foods. Oregano has been found to provide antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral health support.
- Papaya seeds are a bit bitter and spicy. They have been used by many cultures in the tropics for health and wellness. Some shamans say they help with ridding parasites and weight loss.
- Prickly pear cactus has a slightly bitter taste when eaten raw. Putting prickly pear cactus (with thorns removed) in smoothies is a great way to consume this healthy plant.
- Quinine comes from tree bark and is used to make a bitter beverage which seems to offer benefits against tropical diseases like malaria.
- Rosemary is another herb used to add flavor to many foods along with many health benefits.
- Seaweeds often have a slightly bitter taste. Many are consumed and known to help rejuvenate, remineralize and revitalize our body and brain.
- Turmeric is a bitter and pungent spice with many known health benefits. Turmeric is the key spice in curry used in many popular dishes. Some people also consume turmeric as a supplement or tea.
Consuming bitter medicinal plants is a healthy choice and decision. Many people will find that consuming bitters regularly can help boost their health and immune system for a longer and more resilient life.
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The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of rewarding research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration. This blog offers some simple strategies to add the benefits of bitters to your health, immune, and lifestyle rituals to help you stay happy and healthy during these crazy coronavirus conditions and for life.
“Stop being bitter and start consuming bitters because bitters are badass beneficial for boosting better health, immunity, and resiliency” —Michael Morningstar
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