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It is a well-known fact that Western diets are severely lacking in the bitter taste. In the East, this would suggest a lack of balance in such a diet. A disbalance in the diet can lead to a disbalance in the body, with the result being a disease. The best healthy bitter foods come in plant form. Bitter tasting plants get their bitterness from certain types of phytochemicals, which are known to be beneficial for overall health. The food industries have removed many of these chemicals from a lot of their products to increase their appeal to consumers. Genetic modification and selective breeding have resulted in a limited amount of bitter tasting plants on the market which was not the case in recent history.