Benefits of digestive bitters and how to make your own at home!

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Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters aren’t for everyone, but if you have low stomach acid, have digestive distress, acid reflux or just need to enhance your nutrient absorption, then you may want to give them a try!

In our busy lifestyles, chronic stress can cause low stomach acid and slow down our digestion. Giving our systems a bit of help can go a long way to get things working properly and making sure we are absorbing all the wonderful nutrients from our foods.

Bitters can also support liver and skin health, balance our blood sugar, decrease sugar cravings, curb appetite, regulate bowel movements, improve acid reflux, and may even enhance immunity.

-Choose your herbs (think ginger, fennel, dandelion, artichoke, Angelica, licorice, turmeric, bitter melon, burdock, feverfew, etc). Put about 1 cup into a sterilized glass jar.
-Place about 1 cup apple cider vinegar over top of the herbs. Shake and seal well. Make sure all herbs are covered.
-Store at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, shaking regularly.
-Drain the ACV and bottle into glass Amber dropper bottles. Label and use with meals.
-They should stay good for 2-3 months unrefrigerated.

For general use, drop around 1/4 tsp of bitters onto your tongue 10-30 minutes before a meal. Hold them there until you start salivating (~10-15 secs) and then swallow.

Always consult your doctor before introducing a new health routine.

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