A Little Bit of Bitter is Better

Rapini, arugula and dandelion greens, for example, have one thing in common:  they’re all rather bitter.

While it might take some getting used to, including bitter veggies in our daily diets serves not only to surprise our taste buds a little, as they also share some common health benefits:

  • They’re reported to aid the liver in ‘detoxing’
  • May help to control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients
  • High in anti oxidant properties
  • May help to reduce risk of coronary heart disease and stroke

If your palate isn’t quite ready for the bitter taste alone, try a quick saute with a few naturally dried cranberries sprinkled on top, or a smoothie with some banana added in, after a workout.

Pair with protein and fat to create perfectly Paleo meal.  One of my favorites is sauteed dandelion greens with a rare bison steak and a few cherries on the side, when in season.

Create your own version based on where you live, what time of year it is and what’s available in your neck of the woods!