Ways to Improve Your Digestion
Digestion is the most important but less looked upon process in our body. Its main function is to digest and absorb nutrients from the foods we eat.
But if your digestive system is not up to the mark, you suffer from various disorders be it constipation, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, diarrhea and so on. An unhealthy lifestyle and poor choice of foods especially junk will affect your digestive system the most, therefore change your lifestyle and eat nutritious food. Try these simple tips for your problem-free belly.
Water helps in proper digestion of solid foods and also absorption of key nutrients. Most of the people with gut disorders are dehydrated. Therefore drink enough water and get hydrated. Try mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to a glass of water and have it.
Eat on Time
Whether it is a full-on meal or just a small snack, eat them on a regular schedule. Or else your body becomes confused and goes into a stress mode where it secretes a stress hormone cortisol which is not good for your body. Better carry a healthy snack with you all the time.
A regular exercise routine is good for your digestive system and helps you to maintain a healthy weight. Exercise improves the bowel movement and the reduces constipation. Along with regular exercises try adding pranayama and some yoga asanas and which targets the abdominal muscles.
Stress will definitely have a negative impact on your digestive system. It causes inflammation of the digestive tract and makes you more sensitive to the infections. Help yourself to reduce the stress by trying out some relaxation and breathing techniques. Maybe even a stress ball works.
Swap Fizzy For Flat
Fizzy drinks create a lot of pressure in cans and bottles, and your insides are no different: The carbonic acid fills your stomach with air, leaving you with the desire to belch. If you’re turning to soda pop for the flavour, try popping freshly cut fruit or mint leaves in your water instead.
Consider a Probiotic
Probiotic supplements can help repopulate your gut with “good” bacteria, which aids proper digestion. Eat yogurt, the natural probiotic on a regular basis to soothe your stomach. There are dietary supplements readily available in the market. In one randomized trial, supplementation of a probiotic was found to significantly reduce flatulence within a month.