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You Must Know How To Improve Digestion Naturally

In modern society, digestion problems have become part of our daily work. Even if it often brings inconvenience, pain or embarrassment. We are not talking about digestive diseases, and we rarely seek advice to help solve this common problem. The most common problems associated with the digestive tract are diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and heartburn. These can be caused by many reasons, such as unhealthy lifestyle, malnutrition, sensitivity to food or even infection. Just like there are many reasons, there are many ways to help your digestive system run smoothly. As experts, we believe that real food (and a healthy lifestyle) is a powerful medicine, and through some adjustments to diet and eating style, digestibility can be significantly improved.

Learn how to improve digestion naturally at home


1. Add probiotics to our lives

Probiotics are beneficial bacterial strains that live in the digestive system. These bacteria are microorganisms called "probiotics", which means "for life." These little "critters" live in your intestines, where they make vitamins and short-chain fatty acids. They nurture other beneficial bacteria and are non-pathogenic (they are not caused by disease) moreover contribute directly to a healthy gut flora (the bacterial community in your bacteria intestine). These bacteria aid digestion (break down food), help prevent infection, and reduce chronic inflammation. You can get more probiotics by taking supplements or by eating raw fermented foods (like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha) bacteria.


2. Change eating habits

The way you eat has a great influence on the functioning of the digestive system. By changing some eating habits, you can significantly improve your digestibility. Here are some of our favorite tips for non-food digestion:


  • Eat in a relaxed atmosphere and focus on eating. Turn off the TV and phone so that you can fully focus on the food you eat and eating habits. Pay attention to how your food looks, taste, smell, and feel in your mouth. This is called perception. When you are upset or in a bad mood, try not to eat. Your brain and digestive tract are connected to each other, so these feelings affect the effectiveness of the digestive system. Before swallowing, be sure to chew the food thoroughly in mouth to reduce the impact on the digestive system. The more food you chew, the better the food will breakdown, helping the digestive process. This is because the mechanical breakdown of food is actually considered the first stage of digestion. The smaller the particles, the easier it is for food to spread through the esophagus. When you chew food, the saliva will be released from the glands in your mouth and then the saliva will start chemical digestion and even reach the stomach. Also, the presence of saliva will cause the stomach to produce acid and its own digestive enzymes to prepare its food.

3. Stay hydrated

Water is important for digestion! We need water to digest solid foods and which will absorb nutrients properly. Without water, the functioning of the whole body will decrease, that can lead to dehydration and a drop in blood pressure, which can lead to constipation. Drink enough water every day. The average person's goal should be to consume about 3 Liters of water (or other decaffeinated liquid) per day. You need to drink water between meals, not together or after, to avoid diluting stomach acid, which is essential for optimal digestion.


4. Reset and rejuvenate through real food

Too much toxins may be the cause of many people's digestive system problems, causing diarrhea, constipation, or for many people with IBS, both of these conditions are fine! The best ways to reset your digestive system and help repair every thing that happens is to eliminate inflammation-producing foods in the body and replace them with nutrient-rich wholefoods. Reduce processed foods, refined sugar, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives, which can cause kidney and liver damage, and can be addictive and interfere with intestinal bacteria. We already know that intestinal bacteria are an important part of healthy digestion and overall health. Therefore eliminate gluten from your diet as it is a common allergen and intestinal irritant (even for those without celiac disease). In addition avoid processing soybeans. Large intake of soy (soy protein isolate in processed foods and beverages) can interfere with nutrient absorption and cause hormone imbalance in the body.

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5. Improve stomach acid.

The fact is that high concentrations of hydrochloric acid or "stomach acid" are not usually the cause of heartburn, as has been believed. In fact, hyper acidity is often the culprit. In order for food to be released from the stomach to the small intestine, most of the nutrients will be absorbed, only when the food is in a liquid state. Therefore, if you can’t chew every bite well and have very little stomach acid, it means your stomach needs more “mechanical” digestion, or more whipping and squeezing to break down the food. Mechanical digestion takes longer, which means that food will take longer to ferment in the stomach, which can lead to pressure buildup. What you have now is the perfect storm of heartburn, because the increased pressure puts pressure on the esophageal sphincter (the muscle that closes the esophagus of the stomach), which makes it easier for you to splash acid into the esophagus.


Here are three easy ways to increase stomach acid naturally :

  • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the water you drink between meals.

  • Drink 1-2 teaspoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar before each meal.

  • Chew until it is almost impossible to tell what was bitten. This can mean 15-20 or more pieces per bite.

Foods to improve digestion

  1. Ginger

  2. Peppermint

  3. Fish Oil

  4. Turmeric

  5. Pineapple

  6. Mint

  7. Fennel

  8. Chia Seeds

  9. Sweet Potatoes

  10. The fermented foods we love:

  • Pickles and Fermented Vegetables

  • Dairy-Free Yogurt

  • Miso

  • Kombucha

  • Sauerkraut

  • Tempeh

  • Water Kefir

YOU ARE NOT ALONE !

We all experience digestive problems at one time or another. Some digestive problems are more difficult to solve than others, but many of them can be solved with simple adjustments, such as eating style, mealtimes and diet.

We all will have a better digestive system, tell us in the comments, what small changes you will make immediately to improve the digestive system and start to surprise yourself.

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