Are you so busy that you rush your food and snatch meals when you can?
Are you rushing your eating so much that it simply is not enjoyable?
Well if you do you will have poor digestion and this can be the cause of low energy levels and more seriously can cause a number of illnesses including:
Abdominal pain, inflammation, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, yeast infections and allergies can then occur.
So if you want to avoid illness and get more energy take a look at your digestion and improve it with these simple tips.
1. Chew Your Food
Try and take smaller bites when you eat and chew slowly.
Thoroughly chew your food which allows amylase, the digestive enzyme present in saliva, to breakdown and digest the food properly.
2. Get More Fiber
Fiber is essential for healthy digestion and to cleanse the gut by keeping food moving through it; however most people simply don't get enough of it.
Aim for 25 - 30 grams per day (the average for most adults is just 8grams) fiber rich foods include strawberries, apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes (with skins) figs, dates and prunes.
As a bonus eating fibre is a great way to lose weight as it fills you up and curbs hunger pangs.
3. Beans and legumes
If you don't have time to cook dried beans, buy canned, but make sure you rinse them before cooking.
Lentils and split peas are less gas-forming than other legumes and are a great choice.
Ground flaxseeds are a gentle laxative. They are very useful for chronic constipation, damage to the intestine wall from laxative use, irritable bowels, and to soothe inflammation.
Sprinkle ground flaxseeds on any of your meals to make sure you get enough.
3. Good Gut Bacteria
There are over 400 different kinds of bacteria and yeasts in your digestive system. Of these, the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are considered good.
"probiotic" bacteria because the help to maintain overall intestinal health.
Although good bacteria can be found in some yogurt, there is a wide variation in quality, so play it safe and look for good quality organic yogurt
Supplements containing acidophilus and bifidobacteria can be found in most health food stores.
They are especially helpful for the following conditions:
4. Supplement to Restore Digestive Health
Enteric-Coated Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil can reduce abdominal pain and bloating and you can take it naturally or simply buying it as a supplement.
Enzyme supplements are believed to support the body's own digestive enzymes to aid digestion and help with other problems stemming from poor digestion.
Stomach acid naturally declines with age.
Too little acid can cause low vitamin B12 and folic acid levels you may want to consider a B12 supplement to help restore balance. .
5. Drink plenty of water
We can’t live without water!
We need it to live and you need to get plenty of it.
Drink 2 – 3 liters a day for hydration and to flush out impurities from the body.
Take care of ypur digestive system and
It will take care of you!
If you want to avoid illness, have more energy and have better looking skin, follow the above tips.
There simple and easy to do, so look after your digestion today.
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