Tips to Improve Digestion Part 2

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 :

  • Eat More Fibre – Fibre helps keep your colon healthy. It makes stool soft and bulky, speeds transit time through the colon, dilutes the effects of any toxic compounds and helps to remove bad bacteria from the colon. Make sure you get both soluble fibre, which absorbs toxins and unneeded cholesterol, and insoluble fibre, which hastens elimination.
  • Boost Stomach Acid – Many people have low stomach acid. Heartburn, belching or gas, fatigue, headaches and much more can all be a result of low stomach acid. Gently boost stomach acid by adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water or by drinking one tablespoon of raw fermented apple cider vinegar in water each morning.
  • Drink Water – It’s one of the top nutrients for digestion. The stomach needs water for digestion, especially for the health of the mucosal linings, which supports the small intestine bacteria for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Lack of water in the digestive system can result in ulcers, indigestion, heartburn, fatigue, brain fog, memory loss and constipation.
  • Add in Probiotics – We need good bacteria to strengthen the immune system, reduce chronic inflammation, help remedy leaky gut and more. You can introduce probiotics with supplements or with raw fermented foods like sauerkraut or coconut kefir.
  • Bring in Digestive Enzymes – You need three categories of enzymes; lipase for fat breakdown, amylases for protein breakdown, and protease for protein breakdown. The best source of enzymes are from foods that are in their live, raw or sprouted form. Supplementing with digestive enzymes is also an option if digestion is impaired.

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14 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Digestion is important because your body needs nutrients from food and drink to work properly and stay healthy. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins link, minerals link, and water are nutrients.

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  1. kinge says:

    Very helpful. Thanks. I especially like the point on probiotics

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    1. GS says:

      They support healthy body systems from your mouth to your gut, and help control harmful microorganisms like germs. At the right levels, probiotics aid digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Probiotics occur naturally in fermented foods and cultured milk, but you can also find manufactured probiotic supplements.

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      1. kinge says:

        The cultured milk is very popular in my country. I think I’ll add it to my diet more oftenly.

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      2. GS says:

        Great addition.

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  2. blufay says:

    I have a question. I have been having this feeling that something is disturbing my stomach for a month now. I first thought that it was food poisoning but that was too far, and this started when I drank garri at night to read.
    Please, I need counsel.

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    1. GS says:

      Have you tried probiotics? Remove all gluten from your diet and see if this works.

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      1. blufay says:

        Thanks a bunch. I’ll inform my parents about getting me probiotics.

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      2. GS says:

        Sure Most welcome.

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  3. many diseases start in the gut. Its important to understand the root causes and tehn implement a healthy diet.

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    1. GS says:

      “All disease begins in the gut” – It’s a quote attributed to the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates nearly 2500 years ago. Well he wasn’t far off. Every time we eat or drink or expose ourselves to chemicals and hormones, we are either feeding disease or fighting it!

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  4. To strengthen your gut, thus digestion, you need to get up and hit the jogging track. And the second thing is to eat what you can absorb. It only involves good nutrients. You don’t want to absorb crap!

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    1. GS says:

      Regular exercise improves your microbiome. We all can agree that exercising makes us feel better, but how does it improve us on the inside? Well, in a recent study, researchers found that participants who implemented a steady fitness regimen improved the healthy microbes in their gut after just six weeks.

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