Tips to Improve Digestion Part 1

When your digestion is not as good as it should be, your body sends you clear signals, such as excessive gas, bloating, high acidity, frequent lose motions, or bowel irregularity. We often assume that these conditions are beyond our control. But the good news is that they don’t have to be. Through a few simple lifestyle changes in diet and physical activity, you can help your digestive system do the job it is meant to do more efficiently: fully deliver and absorb nutrients for overall health and smoothly rid the body of its unwanted waste.

Here are few tips to improve digestion :

  • Exercise – It takes healthy muscle tone all around the abdomen for food to digest properly. Muscle tone to help move food through our digestive tract. Increasing exercise can improve digestion, even if you don’t change what you eat.
  • Don’t Overeat – Overeating of any food is taxing on the digestive system and can affect the rate of digestion. It requires the body to expend a lot of energy, adds stress on the system and forces the body to try to use too many nutrients at once. Practice moderation and only eat until you are three-quarters full.
  • Take Time for Gratitude – When you take a few moments before you eat to pause and reflect, either with blessings or gratitude, you are activating the cephalic phase of digestion. Your brain signals saliva to release and stokes your digestion fires. Both are key to proper digestion.
  • Reduce or Eliminate Processed Foods – These so-called foods are challenging for the digestive system. The body has to supply its own energy and nutrients in order for these products to metabolise, robbing the body of nutrients rather than supplying any. Stick to whole foods as much as possible.
  • Chew Your Food – Chewing thoroughly will help any food digest. We complicate digestion whenever we eat on the run or gulp down our food. Slow down, savor your food and chew it up! (Saliva contains lots of enzymes that aid digestion).

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. BriN says:

    Short and crisp! And yes chewing I suppose is very important since many people tend to just gobble down in a hurry.

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    1. GS says:

      Chewing thoroughly not only makes it easier to swallow food, but also brings various benefits that promote your health, such as making food more tasty and helping with digestion and absorption. Chewing thoroughly and eating slowly prevents overeating, which leads to the prevention of obesity.

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  2. Definitely helpful for me .

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    1. GS says:

      Every cell, tissue and organ in your body depends on nutrient absorption and assimilation of food through healthy digestion. That’s why it’s so important to eat foods or supplement with adequate amounts of probiotics, enzymes, and fiber for digestive and immune health.

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  3. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    I love the simple fixes. Thanks for the reminders that little changes work.

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. GS says:

      Yes simple fixed made consistently can also provide freedom from the symptom.

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  4. Durkwa says:

    Nice post. Is that you in the kitchen cooking with technology? 😂

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    1. GS says:

      Hahahah No

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  5. I didn’t know that being grateful or saying blessings before eating can aid digestion.

    Thank you for sharing this. 👍

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Adeleke. Stress, poor eating habits are responsible for making digestive issues topmost complaints of people.

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      1. GS says:

        Most welcome again.

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  6. nice and easy tips….. everyone should remember these things… easy but very helpful

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    1. GS says:

      The four most important parts of digestive system is the mouth, stomach, small intestine, and the large intestine. Mouth Food is taken into the body by the mouth. The teeth bite off little pieces of the food into the throat. The food goes down the throat, through the esophagus, and to the stomach.

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  7. Eating slowly and in moderation allows your digestive system to work quicker than you eat. It is how you can improve your digestion.

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    1. GS says:

      If you eat slower, you’ll chew your food better, which leads to better digestion. Digestion actually starts in the mouth, so the more work you do up there, the less you’ll have to do in your stomach. This can help lead to fewer digestive problems. Less stress.

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  8. most common and chronic diseases start in the gut, this is true!

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    1. GS says:

      We call the millions of microbes that inhabit our bodies including the gut flora collectively The Human Microbiome and it may surprise you that there is 10 x more bacterial cells than human cells! In fact, most of your DNA is in your microbiome! Our Microbiome is generally playing a beneficial role in our bodies and helps us to metabolize and make some important vitamins. They help us to break down our food and produce energy from food, they help support your immune system, they produce anti-inflammatory compounds and keep the gut wall healthy and keep our immune system healthy. An unhealthy gut microbiome is given the term Dysbiosis.

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  9. Sue Gonzales says:

    I can tell how overeating can give you a bad gut! It gets too painful sometimes!

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    1. GS says:

      Overeating it slows down the digestion process making the stomach bloated. When food is absorbed by intestine, it requires fibre as well as water to excrete. But due to lack of these two contents, these foods lead to poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome.

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  10. Kerry Good says:

    Overeating is a such a disastrous habit. I developed an eating disorder due to which i ate more than what i needed. Last month, I had severe diarrhea followed by bloating right in my stomach. I was terribly painful.

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    1. GS says:

      Take a prebiotic or probiotic. Adding a prebiotic or probiotic supplement to your diet may be a great way to improve your gut health. Prebiotics provide “food” meant to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, while probiotics are live good bacteria.

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