If you experience bloat and GI discomfort after meals, your body may not produce enough digestive fluid. Though this is common as we get older, there is an easy and delicious fix: Sip a bitter “mocktail” 15 minutes before dinner. Bitter flavors get your juices flowing, literally, by stimulating the release of digestive fluids, and research suggests we only need a small taste for them to be effective. A recipe to try: combine 3 oz. lemon juice, 2 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice, 3 oz. water, 1/2 teaspoon bitters and 3 drops stevia; serve over ice.


Need a little more help? Uni Key Health’s HCL+2 has everything you need for better digestion! Optmizing the body’s HCl levels can help restore comfortable digestion. HCL+2 is a quick delivery and absorption HCl supplement formula that contains hydrochloric acid (HCl) with pepsin and ox bile for healthy digestion of protein and fat, as well as digestion of acid-based minerals calcium, magnesium, and iron.

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  1. Patty B.

    This sounds refreshing. I need help with digestion too.

  2. Paula

    I probably need that digestion supplement you mentioned. I feel awful after I eat, especially a high protein or high fat meal. I’ll look in to getting it.

  3. Bertha

    Thank you for the recipe. I’ve always liked bitter food, I’m sure I’ll like this and if it will help with my digestion, so much the better!

  4. Billy

    This sounds like a good idea. I need something to help me digest my meals, especially at dinner time.

  5. Lauren

    That supplement looks interesting, I’m sure I don’t have enough stomach acid. Food stays in my stomach for a long time, making me feel bloated.

  6. Marcela P Adams

    Where can I buy the bitters?


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