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Bitters Overcome Heartburn

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Q. I frequently have heartburn when I eat spicy foods. Recently a bartender offered a concoction of club soda and bitters. He mixed 6 drops of bitters with a shot glass of soda. It worked instantly to relieve my heartburn. I now keep bitters and soda at home and it is effective every time.

A. Bitters have been used for hundreds of years to improve appetite or relieve indigestion. They contain an extract of herbs and barks. Bartenders use a few drops of bitters in certain mixed drinks such as bloody Mary, Manhattan, mojito or old fashioned.

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What are bitters? I know it something bar tenders use but what is it?

...also ALMONDS will help and yellow mustard.

Bitters are a large class of hard liquor herb-based beverages, including Campari, Fernet Branca and many others, available at any liquor store.

I had bad heartburn and my daughter told me that she had heartburn at a work function and someone at the bar told her about it and it also worked instantly so I tried it and thank god work just as fast.

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