Underberg Natural Herb Bitters
Bittersweet Better Bitters
Herb Pharm's Better Bitters are formulated with a delicious extract blend of organic orange peel, anise seed, burdock root, allspice fruit, ginger, cardamom, and gentian rhizome. It comes in a convenient spray form, making it easy to add bitters to your daily routine. Organic coconut nectar adds a touch of sweetness. by Herb Pharm | $9.58 | Shop Now →
Maple Organic Bitters
Urban Moonshine’s hand-crafted Digestive Bitters are a well balanced, aromatic, non-laxative update to traditional bitters formulas. Maple Bitters have a hint of Vermont maple sweetness added to Urban Moonshine's traditional, organic contemporary version of an old world classic. Great for the bitter beginner! by Urban Moonshine | $17.09 | Shop Now →
If you'd like to try your hand at making your own digestive bitters, check out our house brand of Swedish Bitter Herbs. All it requires is an alcohol base, several large containers, and a little time and you'll be on your way to a cost-effective batch of bitters. by Smallflower | $37.50 | Shop Now →
Looking for some more tips to help keep your belly in tip-top shape this holiday season? Here are a few that might prove useful during celebratory feasts and cocktail parties galore:
Keep it Regular
Constipation is one of the leading factors that causes bloating. Not eating enough fiber, drinking too little fluids, and not being physically active can contribute to constipation. A high-fiber diet (25g daily for women, 38g for men) includes foods such as whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and nuts. (Hello, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts!) Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity every day—yes, even when you're filled to bursting after all that Thanksgiving turkey!
If you're scarfing down seconds like there's no tomorrow, chances are that you'll swallow a good deal of air. Remember, digestion begins in the mouth. You can battle the bloat just by taking more time to chew and enjoy your food. Meals should last 30 minutes minimum (awkward conversation notwithstanding.) Plus, if you take time to savor your food, you might find that you end up eating less, which also helps avoid that bloated post-meal feeling.
Don't Go Overboard with Fizz
It's fine to indulge in a soda or beer here and there, but too many carbonated drinks can cause gas to get trapped in your stomach. If you're looking for an alternative, try making your own flavored waters to go with the meal at hand. If you're looking for an alcoholic indulgence, try swapping beer or fizzy cocktails for some red wine.