By Elizabeth, CN Co-Owner & Certified Nutritionist
There are many reasons for us to use bitters to “make ourselves better” on a regular daily basis (see the list below).
At Cambridge Naturals, we offer an eclectic collection sure to please your palate for both cocktails and for good digestive health.
Bitters’ complex flavors do more than make your mouth pucker, or add “life” to a cocktail. Bitters help us balance our appetite and our digestive processes by increasing the secretion of our digestive enzymes. And bitters are also known to help detoxify the liver.
Made from the roots, barks, and flowers of many herb plants, bitters stimulate the production of saliva, gastric juices and bile.
Where did this concept of using bitter plants for cocktails come from? Bitters have a rich history in all the major civilizations of the ancient and modern world extending all the way from the ancient Egyptians to the 16th century prescriptions of the physician Paracelsus to the 19th century British practice of adding herbal bitters to wine …. all the way to today when we mostly think of them for cocktails with names like orange bitters, celery bitters, lemon bitters, Creole bitters, grapefruit bitters, chocolate bitters, peach bitters, and more.
Here are 2 new bitters from Urban Moonshine™ to please your palette:
Cider Vinegar Bitters (alcohol free), which “Supports Digestion” and is “Fast Acting Heartburn Relief.” It is both “Earthy and Sour!”
Healthy Liver Bitters, noted as “Sweet & Herbaceous” and it “Supports Digestion, Normal Detox & Healthy Cholesterol”
What Bitters Can Do For You:
- Curb sugar cravings*
- Soothe gas and bloating and relieve occasional heartburn*
- Encourage production of bile & digestive enzymes*
- Calm upset stomachs*
- Increase absorption of vitamins A, D, E, K*
- Help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels*
- Balance appetite*
- Ease constipation and regulate bowel movements*
- Support liver function and healthy skin*
Ask our staff for some of our favorite bitters!
*This blog post — Bitters and How They Make Us Better! — is for general health information only. This Web site is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. Users of this Web site should not rely on information provided on this Web site for their own health problems. Any questions regarding your own health should be addressed to your own physician or other healthcare provider.