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Health benefits of bitter foods

We tend to avoid bitter foods because they are unpleasant, but overtime we develop a taste for them. Here’s why. Bitter foods… not exactly a palate pleaser unless they’re blended—and semi hidden—among layers of flavours and textures. Initially, you’ll tolerate them and over time, you’ll develop a taste for them and here’s why: because they are liver-loving foods. The liver is often called the “King of Organs” as everything we consume passes through this vital organ. When you consume bitter foods, it’s like throwing a lifeline to your liver. Energy levels rise, your immune system functions better and metabolism improves because excess toxins are eliminated. As well, bile production improves, which leads to better digestion along with a host of other benefits—all as a result of improved liver function. But getting your daily dose of bitter foods can be challenging. Their taste is pungent—your mouth puckers, cheeks rise and eyes

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Healthy Recipes

As-you-like-it Roasted Veggies

Tis the season for delicious and nutritious root vegetables and it’s time you take advantage of them! This is a great recipe to make in bulk and reheat throughout the week. Be sure to pick vegetables that have a variety of colours, textures and flavours to keep it interesting. Veggie Inspiration: Parsnips Turnip Celery root Butternut squash Brussels sprouts Pumpkin Carrots Beets Potatoes Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F Drizzle 2 Tbsp of olive oil in the bottom of a rectangular baking dish. Place your veggies of choice in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Place vegetables into the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Nestle a head of garlic into vegetables, cut-side up and drizzle bare cloves with olive oil. Roast vegetables 40-60 minutes to your desired tenderness, gently tossing every 20 minutes. Squeeze the

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