TIPS TO HELP MAINTAIN YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Have a Question about Digestion?
Each year we’re introduced to a number of dietary trends that suggest we omit/include a number of foods in our daily diets.
Is it dairy or non-dairy – gluten or gluten free? It’s becoming hard to keep up!
Despite constant debate on which foods we should eat, the fact remains…no matter the advancements in dietary research, our digestive systems have remained the same. As we navigate through the adventures of healthy eating, it’s important to keep in mind the significance of your digestive health. Here are a few fun facts to remember, to help as you make the best decisions for your body!
‘Good’ bacteria can help you: Many foods we eat consist of living organisms—also known as probiotics. Balancing the number of healthy micros in our system means a natural, healthier balanced digestive system. Probiotics can be found in a number of foods like yogurt, milk, soft cheeses, sourdough bread and even chocolate.
Proper digestion and weight-loss go hand-in-hand: Slow and steady wins the race! Detoxifying or cleansing the body can aid in the process of improving your digestive health and long-term weight loss. Our bodies need the occasional re-boot to perform at their peak.
Food can promote healthy digestion: Your digestive system is designed to turn food into energy and extract vitamins and minerals to maintain optimal function. Supporting your digestive system with a balanced diet helps enhance nutrient absorption and utilization. Green vegetables keep cells in your gut working properly while foods such as garlic and ginger help fight infection, bad bacteria and viruses.
Why is fiber so important? As you consume and digest food, fiber helps move waste through our digestive tract. Lowering the amount of waste in your body means the elimination of harmful toxins, which may lower the risk of developing digestive diseases.
Hot drinks help promote digestion: There’s a reason why servers offer warm beverages after your meal in a restaurant. Whether before you eat or after a meal, hot water and tea are excellent ways to build digestive strength. Herbs that encourage healthy digestion and make perfect herbal teas are chamomile, peppermint and cinnamon.