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The Benefits of Eating More Bitter Food

Many nutrition and health experts suggest that eating more bitter food is very beneficial to human health.

First, to change the imbalanced condition of the five flavors.

There are five flavors that people should take in from food–sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, and salty. These five flavors should generally be balanced. However, people tend to take in too much salty and sweet flavor in daily diets. This has lead to many diseases, resulting in poor physical condition and resistance decreasing. In order to change the imbalance of the five flavors, experts advise people to eat more bitter food.

Second, to promote the appetite.

In summer, most people may suffer from poor appetite. Bitter taste can stimulate the taste bud of the tongue, activate the gustatory nerves, stimulate the salivary glands, and increase saliva secretion. In addition, it can also stimulate the secretion of gastric juices and bile. After all these effects are combined, it will improve the appetite and promote digestion, and it is very beneficial to enhance the physique and improve immunity.

Third, to purify the heart and invigorate the brain.

Bitter food contains certain content of theobromine and caffeine, which can make people feel refreshed and comfortable after eating. So it can make people relax from the restless mental condition in the hot summer, and help them restore the energy. Doctors of traditional Chinese medicine also believe that, bitter food can clear away the heart-fire, and bring people a clear head, so as to make the brain function better.

Fourth, to release the heat and expel the toxins in the body.

Chinese medicine holds that, bitter food plays an important role in eliminating the dysphoria caused by the excessive heat in the body. Releasing the body heat and relaxing the bowels not only can bring down the fever, but also can make the toxins excreted out from the body with the defecation and urination, so as to make the children free from haemorrhoids, and reduce the morbidity of some other diseases.

Fifth, to promote the function of hematopoiesis.

Bitter foods can maintain the normal and balanced condition of the bacteria in the intestinal tract. This function of inhibiting the harmful bacteria and assisting the beneficial bacteria can help improve the function of the intestine tract, especially the hematopoietic function of the intestine tract and the bone marrow, so as to improve the condition of anemia.

Sixth, to prevent and resistant cancer.

Scientific research found out that bitter food contain a large amount of vitamin B17, which has a strong ability to kill cancer cells.

Although bitter food has a lot of benefits to our health, however, it is inappropriate to eat too much each time. Excessive intake of bitter food will easily cause nausea, vomiting, stomach and other discomfort.

Source by Lv Hongyu

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