Digestion issues often arise with an imbalance of gut flora. Optimum digestion, I believe, is integral to maintaining a strong immune system, vitality, weight loss and healthy ageing. So how do we balance the flora in the gut for a happy digestive system?
How To Improve Digestion
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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).
Eating paw-paw or pineapple before a meal is great for improving digestion. They both contain a digestive enzyme called bromelain which really helps digestion.
Increase foods containing probiotics including; natural yoghurt, cottage cheese, kefir, sauerkraut, tofu, miso, natto, tempeh, and tamari. Probiotic foods are known to improve immunity, relieve symptoms of thrush, and help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Especially relevant is chewing every mouthful for about fifteen slow chews.
Sit down, relax and really appreciate your delicious nutrition. No TV, study or work!
Foods To Avoid To Improve Digestion
Caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolate, sports drinks)
Refined carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, rice, and pasta)
Food intolerance’s and food allergies
Inflammatory foods including; saturated fats (meat and dairy), refined foods and sugar.
Health Benefits Of Good Bacteria
Good bacteria make us happy! Other benefits may include; anti-inflammatory, strong immunity, good bowel motions, and inhibit the growth of bad bacteria. There are many good bacterias. One worthy of a special mention is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) a well-researched, clinically proven probiotic. LGG has also been shown to decrease the risk of stomach upsets, diarrhoea, eczema, and allergies. In conclusion, practice yoga to reduce stress.
Manage the stress in your life. High stress levels have a detrimental effect on our health, including digestion.
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