How to improve your digestion naturally

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The sudden shot of pain in your stomach in the middle of a critical business meet. Or the burning irritation in your bowels at the job interview. A numb pain below your ribcage, troubling you with every motion, with twisting of your body on the day your manager is visiting. 

All of them are cases of bad digestion. Digestion is the process of extracting nutrition from our food and disposing the waste. Improved digestion extracts more nutrition and ensures complete waste disposal. Also it eliminates any peripheral troubles like gas or heartburn. A case of bad digestion affects more than your routine. Here’s a few simple steps you can take to improve your digestion

Train these three to achieve better digestion for free

1. Your mind 

Stress and anxiety act against digestion. Once these two are dealt with you will see instant change. Meditation is the best way to calm your mind and when you practice meditation everyday, the results start to show.

2. Your body 

We build a healthy body through exercise. Exercise flexes muscles, expands and contracts them. Muscle contraction and flush of blood is very helpful for digestive organs. The organs work fast, smooth. With regular exercise one can ensure the best working of their digestive system.

Sleep balances exercise. Adequate sleep offers rest and cooling time to our muscles, allowing them to repair internal damages and make them ready for the next day. Most adults need seven hours of good, continuous sleep.

3. Food intake 

The quality of food you intake influences your digestion. Let’s start with what to eat and what to avoid.

What to have:

1. Fermented food. The probiotic in fermented food is a strong digestion agent. Allow it in your body more.

2. Natural fibres and proteins.The primary ways to support your digestion. In moderation. Add healthy beans and vegetables. The rule of thumb is two fruits and five vegetables a day.

3. Good fat like Omega three is necessary for digestion. Additionally the good fat reduces digestive tract inflammation, this is the reduction of burning sensation in our stomach. For a comfortable and healthy digestion, fats are must. Fat often slows our digestion. When we add fibre with fat, it counters the slowing down.

4. Water is the elixir for good digestion. Water balances our digestive juices, ensures the waste of the food is properly separated and helps the body adjust to the change in weather.

What to avoid:

1. Excess oil. With fried food we take a lot of oil. It slows the digestion process and should be avoided as much as possible. 

2. Excess citrus food troubles the system. We should limit the intake of such juices to a glass or two in a day. More than that can be bad for digestion.

3. Too much fibre isn’t advisable. There is trouble in the overdoing. Yes, fibre is a critical ingredient of digestion. However, more than required fibre is trouble. Limit it.

4. Processed or synthetic food is unhealthy and is challenging for digestion. 

5. Limit your intake of carbonated drinks or gum and avoid them after evening. 

6. Processed fat is bad. Any fat slows down digestion. Allow good fat in your system only and combine fibre with fat to speed up digestion.

Your everyday habits affect your digestion

If your everyday habits include smoking, drinking and poor sleep, your digestion will suffer. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, it’d slow down your digestion process. Remember to lead an active lifestyle to achieve a healthy digestive system. Happy living.

 

Albot Health

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