Is bitter better? What makes bitter foods more healthful for you?

As Dr. Andrew Weil, medical doctor and integrative physician says, “America is still probably the most sugar-philic and bitter phobic culture the world has ever known.” The Standard American Diet (SAD Diet) consists mostly of bland foods, red and processed meats, refined and processed white carbs, with a minimum of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, or whole grains.  Of the three most truly bitter foods consumed by most North Americans regularly — coffee, chocolate, and beer — only beer is not heavily sweetened. Some of nature’s most nutritionally potent foods are bitter — but they’re also better for you! Foods…

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