The fats of meat (lipids) are broken down by bile, which is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. The bile breaks down the lipids and they can be digested/absorbed and turned into energy, instead of remaining in the intestines. There are some foods which stimulate the production of bile.
For example, I know that artichokes (leaves and stems) stimulate bile, but I don’t know if you can grow them in Germany in a sustainable manner. Maybe in a permaculture garden, but it depends on the climate, I don’t know…
I was curious, so I did some research and I found out that artichokes contain something called Cynarin, and that is what stimulates bile production. Artichokes are the only food that contains cynarin!
I looked to see if there are any other foods that stimulate bile production. Here is what I found:
“Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of boiled water first thing in the morning helps to cleanse the liver and promote detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the stomach and bowel and stimulates a bowel motion.”
And you’re in luck!! From the same website:
“Bitter leafy salad greens (dandelion, chicory, endive, rocket[arugula]).
The bitterness of these foods helps to stimulate bile flow within the liver.”
Some native “weeds” are a perfect nutritional complement to meat!
Other foods/herbs that help with bile:
Black radish roots (used traditionally in Europe)
Dandelion roots (not only the leaves)
Oregon grape root
One more interesting fact that I learned from Wikipedia:
Because bile breaks down fats, the gallbladders of animals contain bile that is useful for adding to soaps and removing stains from clothing.
Wow, thank you! I learned a lot.