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Digestive Bitters for Gut Health

Posted by Lily Kunning on

Digestive Bitters for Gut Health

We all learned in school that we had taste receptors on our tongue: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter (we never learned about umami back then...). We even had a little map drawn for us that many adults remember to this day. The idea that there are specific tastebuds or taste receptors for distinct tastes (and the notion that these are separated into four separate spots on the tongue) has been refuted at least since the 1970s. In reality, each tastebud houses up to 100 taste receptors, and they detect them all (including umami!)As Americans, we have studiously avoided the bitter and have...

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