How To Make Bitters From Hops To Aid Digestion

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When bitters were first invented it was patented as medicine. The makers in those early years moved from one place to another prescribing it to patients who had stomach problems. However, as years went by more and more people started adding bitters to their cocktail drinks to add more flavor. Others also discovered it was an excellent aid to digestion. A few drops of bitters and you were assured of proper digestion.

For many years people have bought bitters from stores. Did you know that you don’t actually have to buy the angostura bitters that you are used to? You can make your own bitters at home. This wonderfully helpful tutorial brings to the table and idea of how you can make bitters from hops to help you in digestion of food. It is a very simple process that will consume very little of your time or energy. The ingredients that you will require to make bitters are readily available at your home or from your nearest retail store. However, you will need a little patience since the bitters will need over a month to mature before it is ready for use. However, during this maturity period you will only be required to shake the mixture regularly. Note, the process can be done in a shorter period, but it will make the bitters less intense than you may want or need it to be.

Hops are the key ingredient in this recipe for bitters. Hops are the female flowers of the hop plant and you would most likely identify them with its very bitter taste. Perhaps this bitter taste makes it the perfect ingredient to make bitters to aid in digestion. Nutritionists believes that it is only bitter foods that have the ability to trigger our digestive system to start work even before the food gets to the stomach. This ensures that there is enough bile in the stomach when the food gets there. Bile is critical for digestion and so the presence of enough in the stomach is a guarantee of proper digestion.

Some of the other ingredients you will require to make bitters will include vodka, bittering agents like angelica root and barberry root, aromatic agents of your choice and, most importantly, hops flowers. Some people also add a sweetening agent like white sugar but this is purely optional as it is not essential to the mixture. Considering the effectiveness of bitterness on digestion, bitters seem to work best because they are bitter and sweetening it may not promote the desired effect.

For a more detailed guide on how you can make bitters at home and a list of everything you will require visit diynatural.com here…

How To Make Bitters From Hops To Aid Digestion


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