How To Improve Your Digestion

Digestion issues often arise with an imbalance of gut flora.  Optimum digestion, I believe, is integral to maintaining a robust immune system, vitality, weight loss and healthy ageing.  Many experts say that all diseases start in the gut. As a health copywriter let's take a look at how to establish a happy digestive system?

How To Improve Digestion

Superfood smoothies packed with nourishing whole foods are great if you work through your lunch break at work.  Best not to eat at your desk.

Increase foods containing magnesium.

Avoid drinking fluids with your meal as this dilutes your digestive juices.

Include heaps of dietary fibre including;  chia seeds, figs, oats, almonds, rye bread, nuts, prunes, fruit and vegetables (skin on).

Paw-paw and pineapple both contain a digestive enzyme called bromelain.  Bromelain improves digestion.

Turmeric is a superfood for this condition.

Increase foods containing probiotics including:

  • Natural yoghurt

  • Cottage cheese

  • Kefir

  • Sauerkraut

  • Tofu

  • Miso

  • Natto

  • Tempeh

  • Tamari

Probiotic foods are known to improve immunity, relieve symptoms of thrush, and help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Chew every mouthful for about fifteen slow chews.

Sit down, relax and appreciate your proper nutrition.  No TV, study or work!

Foods To Avoid To Improve Digestion

  • Caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolate, sports drinks)

  • Alcohol

  • Salt

  • Refined carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, rice, and pasta)

  • Food intolerances and allergies

  • Avoid inflammatory foods including; saturated fats (meat and dairy), refined grains and sugar

Health Benefits Of Good Bacteria

Good bacteria make us happy!  Other benefits may include; anti-inflammatory, active immunity, right bowel motions, and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.  There are many good bacterias.  One worthy of a special mention is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) a well-researched, clinically proven probiotic.

Practice yoga to reduce stress.

Manage the stress in your life.  High-stress levels have a detrimental effect on all aspects of our health.

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