Why use Bitters?
When I think of Spring I think of dandelions, when I think of dandelions I think of Bitters, when I think of Bitters I think of digestion.
There are very few foods found in nature that are truly sweet other than maple syrup and honey.When humans foraged for their food they ate very few things that were sweet. Buds, berries nuts and seeds all had somewhat of a bitter taste. It is that bitter taste that starts the process of digestion. Eating dandelion greens or drinking a cup of coffee which, by the way, is also a bitter starts the process of digestion by preparing your digestive tract to accept food.Bitters also prime your digestive enzymes so that you will absorb the nutrients in the food you eat. We are genetically engineered to consume bitters. We now eat so much processed food loaded with sugar and artificial sweeteners that we no longer like the taste of bitter. We have developed all kinds of digestive problems because we do not consume enough natural whole food. Try drinking a few drops of bitters about 20 minutes before your meals and see the difference they make. To learn more about bitters visit Urban Moonshine, a wonderful company that that handcrafts organic bitters and tonics. They are located in Burlington Vermont . Please watch their online videos to learn more about bitters and this young and growing company that is located right in our back yard.