Bitters

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With the holiday season in full swing and overindulgence a given, here’s a more sophisticated way to ease that stuffed feeling rather than loosening your clothing. Try some “bitters”. They’re traditionally a liquid concoction made from alcohol and water, usually flavoured with botanicals like aromatic herbs, roots, bark, flowers and even fruit. You may know them better as cocktail flavouring agents, but for centuries, people have utilized bitters for medicinal purposes, at the end of a meal to ease the tummy. Available from all over the world and sold at liquor stores and occasionally grocery stores, they’re just the things to have around at this time of year. When you feel too full, they could come in very handy.

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