In our western culture, we eat primarily sweet and salty foods. For millenia, Chinese medicine has recommended balancing all of the tastes – sweet, salty, pungent, sour and bitter. Eating bitter or sour foods causes a completely different digestive enzyme response than does eating sweet or salty foods. In particular, bitter foods cause a digestive response that is incredibly healing and balancing.
Bitter foods may include:
Put away your Antacids, and include bitter foods in your diet!