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Digestion Problems: Ways to
Contrary to popular belief, you are not just what you eat — you are also what you can digest and absorb. Nothing is more important to your overall health than the health of your digestive tract. It is the interface between your body and the outside world. So, if your tummy bloats, if you suffer from acid reflux or embarrassing gas, here's how to tame those tummy troubles:
Drink Warm Water
Drink a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt before meals. This mixture naturally acts like the hydrochloric acid found in your stomach and will help to remove excess bile from your liver and aid in the breakdown of food, improving digestion.
Drink Green Tea
Skip fizzy drinks — which add to bloating — and choose green tea, which slows the growth of bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, instead of coffee.
Eat yogurt, cheese and other fermented food items daily. Fermented foods contain lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, two healthy forms of bacteria that aid digestion, relieve constipation, help the body to absorb vitamins and minerals and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
Eat fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit digests quickly and other foods, especially proteins, take longer to digest. The fruit cannot move on if it is trapped in the stomach with other foods and can rot in the stomach causing gas and making other foods harder for the body to digest effectively.
Chew your food well. If you chew your food until it is in liquid form, your other organs do not have to break down larger chunks of food and can therefore digest your foods more efficiently. This is the best thing you can do above all else to improve your digestion.
If you eat after 6pm, the food will be digested slower because you're sleeping and you're not moving around. When you're moving around, the food will get digested faster.
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