Bitters are an essential bar ingredient, but did you know they were originally a staple of the medicine cabinet? Even today bitters may be just the thing if you need to settle your stomach after indulging in a big meal.Bitters have a long and curious history, evolving from medicinal purposes to cocktail ingredients. In recent years bitters have not only experienced a revival among cocktail aficionados, but also people looking for ways to support the digestive system. A study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, for example, found that bitter foods can stimulate the release of the body's natural digestive enzymes.
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