11 METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE DIGESTION

11 METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE DIGESTION

In this article I will share with you 11 ways to improve your digestion. Stop feeling symptoms as abdominal spasms, high acidity, bowel problems and nausea.

Increase the intake of fibers

Fibers are mainly found in plant-based foods. They are usually hard to digest

Their main property is to 'drag' waste products with themselves. That way the waste products will pass through the bowels much more quickly.

 

Fibers can be water-soluble or water-insoluble.

Both types are necessary for the normal functioning of the organism. You can get soluble fibers from oat flakes, pea, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots and barley. The soluble fibers help control the cholesterol and the blood glucose better.

Insoluble are the fibers which are found in raw nuts, cauliflower, green beans and most types of beans. They improve the peristaltic which is a basic way to avoid constipation.

 

As you already guessed, lots of foods contain fibers of both kinds. Usually they are low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.

 

Drink more water

Water helps to soften the food making it easier to digest. Also, water makes the feces softer and eases the defecation.

The recommend fluid intake for adults is 2 liters. Dehydration can be recognized by lots of signs. The most reliable of those signs is minimal amount of urine which is dark yellow in color. The normal urine is bright.

 

Eat slowly and chew the food better

That way you will make the job of the stomach easier. Even more, when you have eaten hard to digest food like meat. Fast eating, on other hand, leads to overeating.

 

Eat fermented foods

If you have healthy digestive tract, you can consume fermented foods. They contain useful gut bacteria. The digestive tract contains many microorganisms which help with the digestion of the consumed food.

Yogurt and sauerkraut help the recovery and balancing of the useful bacteria.

As you know, probiotics which are used during treatment with antibiotics are extremely important part for recovering the gut microflora for they contain millions good bacteria.

 

Less sugar and less salty foods

They cause stomach discomfort and, as a result, make the job of the digestive system harder. They suppress the appetite for foods with high fiber content.

 

Sport for at least 20 minutes a day

The physical activity should be intense and increase the heart rate. Good idea is jogging in the park or doing push-ups/sit-ups.

 

Decrease the size of the meal

Reducing the size of the meal will help avoid overeating. Also, you'll avoid combining too much foods

 

Avoid or restrict the foods which upset the digestive system.

Try to keep a diary with the foods you consume. Write all the foods which can possibly cause stomach discomfort. Usually the discomfort occurs a few hours after food consumption. These foods are different for every person and they vary according to age, sex, predisposition, allergies and others.

The following foods most often cause discomfort:


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