Digestive Problems? : Not Anymore

Atrayee De
April 24, 2017
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Digestive Problems? : Not Anymore

Now this is a problem that is very common these days, like we all face it, majorly because of the junk food items. Now I personally am a huge fan of junk food and usually end up having a lot of it and later I have to undergo all sorts of digestive problems such as indigestion, vomiting, and terrible pain. Now, it is important to note that our digestive health is actually directly impacted by the kind of foods that you eat and the lifestyle which you follow or the way you live. By taking the adequate steps to improve your digestive health, your digestive system will start to function more efficiently, which in turn would be improving your overall health and also would develop a sense of well-being.

Try these following tips to lead a healthier life style:

  1. Give a "Hi-Five" to having a high-fiber diet. According to several renowned dietitians, consuming a diet that is very good or rich in or high in the fiber content and rich in the whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and the fruits can actually improve your overall digestive health. "A high-fiber diet helps to actually keep the food moving through your digestive tract, making you a lot less likely to get constipated, adding that a high-fiber diet can also help you to prevent or treat the various digestive conditions, such as :
  2. Diverticulosis,
  3. Hemorrhoids and the irritable bowel syndrome.
  4. In addition, it can help you to achieve or even maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Get the insoluble andthe soluble fiber in your meal. It is also extremely important to consume both the types of fiber, which each help your digestive system in several different ways. The "Insoluble fiber, also known as the roughage, can't be digested by the body and therefore helps to add the bulk to the stools,". The "Soluble fiber draws in the water and can help prevent the stools that are too watery." A good sources of the insoluble fiber includes the following :
    • wheat bran,
    • vegetables, and
    • whole grains;
    • get the soluble fiber from the oat bran,
    • nuts and
    • seeds
  6. Limit the foods that are quite essentially high in the fat content."In general, the fatty foods tend to actually slow down the digestive process, making you even more prone to constipation". But since it is important to get some amount of fat in your diet that pairing the fatty foods with the high-fiber foods can make them easier on your digestive system.
  7. Choose to have the lean meats.Protein is an extremely essential part of a healthful diet, but the fatty cuts of the meat can lead to the most uncomfortable digestion. When you eat the meat, select the lean cuts, such as the pork loin and the skinless poultry.
  8. Incorporate the probiotics into your diet regimen.The Probiotics are the healthiest form of bacteria that naturally presents itself in your digestive tract. "They help to keep the body healthy by combating the effects of a poor dietary regimen, antibiotics, and also stress," In addition, the probiotics can also enhance the nutrient absorption, help to break down the lactose, strengthen your overall immune system, and also possibly even help to treat the irritable bowel syndrome. Studies recommends that people who eat good sources of the probiotics, such as the low-fat yogurt or the kefir, on a daily basis remain a lot healthier than those who do not opt for it.
  9. Always eat on schedule.Consuming your meals and the snacks on a regular schedule can actually help keep your digestive system in the top of its shape. Aim to actually sit down for breakfast, lunch, and also dinner, and snacks around the same span of time each day.
  10. Always stay hydrated.Drinking plenty of water is also an extremely good for your digestive health, according to several renowned dieticians. Water in your digestive system helps to dissolve the fats and keeps the body healthy and also has properties such as reducing weight associated with it.
  11. Skip all the bad habits: Smoking and also avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol.Liquor, coffee, and the cigarettes can actually interfere with the overall functioning of your digestive system, and can also lead to problems like the stomach ulcers and the heartburn.
  12. Exercise regularly. Always exercise. "Regular exercise helps to keep the foods moving through your digestive system, which in turn helps in reducing constipation". Exercise can help you maintain a rather healthy weight, which is good for your digestive health as well. Make it a point to actually work regular exercise into your weekly time schedule.
  13. Managing your stress levels.Too much of stress or the anxiety can actually cause your digestive system to go into an overdrive, according to doctors. Find the stress-reducing activities that you can actually enjoy and also practice them on a regular basis.

Digestive Supplements

You could also consider opting for the yummy digestive supplements that can provide you with the extra support for enduring better digestive regime as well as also offer a refreshing taste to lighten up your taste buds. Some of the most popular ones include:

Ayurvedic Remedies for tackling Digestive Disorders

Ayurveda recommends a variety of the practical techniques for keeping our digestive fiery strong. Incorporating these practices into your daily life can actually help you to strengthen your digestive system and, in turn, facilitate the process of:

  • weight loss,
  • improve the metabolism and
  • Minimize uncomfortable gastro-intestinal symptoms.

Here are some ways by using which you could get a better digestive system:

1.) Meditate on a regular basis-Studies are increasingly confirming that the genetic changes that occur with the regular use of meditation is extremely remarkable and also effective. It can help you restore the body's homeostasis, including the processes of controlling the digestion. To achieve the maximum benefits, meditate for about 20 to 30 minutes, twice daily, and once in the morning and once in the evening. To get started with the meditation or to deepen your meditation practice it on a regular basis.

2.) Do some form of the daily movement, whether it is say, a little yoga every morning, or a daily walk-A recent trend shows that a short span of 15-minute walk after each meal has actually been proved to help to control the sugar spikes after the eating. These short post-meal walks were more effective than actually taking a longer, 45-minute walk once daily.

3.) Avoid overeating-when we eat more and more amounts of food than our stomach can actually accommodate, we cannot properly break it down in time. We also tend to produce more amounts of acid, thus causing the reflux and consequently the indigestion. In addition, the amount of the digestive enzymes produced may not be able to completely break down the volume of the food ingested, which in turn leads to more gas formation, more amounts of discomfort, or commonly referred to as bloating. Ayurveda recommends that we leave the one-third to one-quarter of our stomach empty to allow the space for our body to easily digest our meal.

Here is a simple way to actually gauge an ideal portion of the food for a meal based on your overall body size:

Cup your hands together with your fingertips actually touching, forming the shape of a bowl. The recommended amount of the food for a meal is the equivalent of two of these handfuls of the food. Of course, you can eat less than the two handfuls if your appetite is smaller.

4.) SIP on to the ginger tea throughout the day, and even with meals. Ginger is extremely popular and also known in Ayurveda as the "universal remedy" due to its many benefits for the body, and it has been also used for more than about 2,000 years to treat the digestive issues. Ginger can actually relax and also helps to smoothen the muscle of the intestines, thereby in turn relieving us of the symptoms of gas and cramping.

The Ginger Tea Recipe: Ginger tea is refreshing and also extremely easy to make. Just add about one teaspoon of the grated or sliced fresh ginger root to a cup of the hot water. You can also prepare a larger batch and keep it with you in say a thermos bottle to sip it throughout the day.

5.) Eat your largest meal at lunchtime-our bodies are the most able to digest the food at midday, when we are actually quite active. As studies have found, our digestive system secretes the highest concentration of the "digestive juices" around the noon time, making this the best time to eat our largest meal of the day. In the evening, our bodies are actually slowing down and preparing for the night sleep. If we eat our biggest meal at the dinner time, when our digestive fire is a lot weaker, we will feel quite heavy and even bloated and will be more likely to have a lot of difficulty falling asleep.

6.) Focus on releasing the negative emotions-you've no doubt noticed that your emotions influence your digestion process as well. You may get the heartburn when you're under stress, lose your appetite when you feel extremely sad, or become nauseated or even throw up before say a big exam or presentation. A growing body of the research is findings show that the stress associated with the unprocessed negative emotions can actually inhibit the natural digestive process and can also lead to the chronic digestive issues.

7.) Learn how to release emotional pain- There is a powerful five-step emotional release process that you can use to let go of stored emotional pain. The proper digestion, with a strong digestive system, plays a central role in our physical and also our emotional wellbeing. As Ayurveda recognizes, that we are not what we eat, but "what we are actually digest." By making choices that strengthen our digestive ability, we form the foundation for a good health and also pave the way for vitality.

Always remember our body is as good as a machine, by this I mean to say is that like a machine requires certain lubricants and certain amounts of care and attention, similarly our bodies too require the same and sometimes even more care. This is especially true when we age. Our immune system and overall health started denigrating thereby making it even more imperative for us to take more care of our health. Its always a good idea to eat a good balanced meal, exercise and also take the supplements which are natural. One could also look out for help to homeopathic and ayurvedic treatments because they do not have side effects and also are natural. Therefore to sum it up, I would like to say, have healthy and live healthy.

Atrayee De

Atrayee De

Hello everyone, I am a law student, I love reading, researching and singing. Apart from these I also love to dress up, and stay updated with the on going fashion and beauty trends of the glamour industry!

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