May 17, 2015

Bitter Is Better

We all like a little sweetness in our life, but it’s not the healthiest for us. Despite their less than gratifying taste, the benefits of eating bitter foods are unimaginable. We have some tricks to help train your taste buds to like bitter foods, or at least, make them easier to swallow.

Kale is now known as the nutritional powerhouse, or rather the “queen of greens”, and for a good reason too; the benefits we receive from eating kale are more than we can imagine. To start, it is low in calories, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is also high in iron, calcium, Vitamin K, A and C. This means that it is good for our digestive and cardiovascular systems and helps prevent certain diseases.kale
Eating regular kale can be a bitter shock, so you can start with baby kale for a more subtle taste. You can also train your taste buds to warm up to this bitter taste by mixing some kale leaves into your salad. Wash your lettuce and kale leaves to get rid of the excess dirt and dry it with our easy to use salad spinner. You can also add some fruits and vegetables in your salad for extra health benefits.10504376_3

10517126_1Coffee does have health benefits, but when there isn’t an abundance of sugar added, meaning, when it is the most bitter. It is believed that moderate coffee consumption may help prevent type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and liver disease. Brew a rich, aromatic cup of coffee every morning with the Loiret French Press.

We all love the sweet, creamy taste of milk chocolate but unfortunately it’s not the best for us. Thankfully, there is a solution that has you eating more chocolate in your future. Dark Chocolate (minimum of 70% cocoa content) can bring your health a long way, even with just eating one or two pieces after dinner. It can actually improve our health and lower the risk of heart disease. The only drawback is the bitter taste.

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There are numerous ways to get some dark chocolate into your diet to ease your taste buds into liking the taste. Start small, using a hand grater, grate some over your morning oatmeal, or fruit bowl for added flavor and nutrients. You can also start using some dark chocolate chips when baking muffins or cookies!chocolate

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