A Guide To The Best Of Digestive Health
There are several variables that influence digestion, and figuring out what works and what doesn’t is a method of elimination. Diet, food intolerances, stress, adrenal burnout, hormones, lifestyle, emotional temperament, anxiety, chemicals, parasites, bacteria, drugs, relationships, and sleep are all factors that influence your health and how your body functions. A tailored diet and healthy lifestyle, along with restorative therapy, will aid in your recovery and get you back on track. From my new book, Perfect Digestive Health, I’ve compiled a list of 12 key points.
Author: Dr. Sarmed Sami MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, PhD
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Founder and Director of Digestive Health UK. https://digestivehealthuk.com/
Every day, drink plenty of water
Look for a minimum of 2–3 litres (8–12 glasses) of water each day. Water hydrates the digestive tract, aids food absorption, and flushes out waste and toxins.
Processed foods with additives and chemicals, which can irritate a sensitive digestive system, should be avoided. Preservatives, flavour enhancers (like MSG), refined sugar, wheat, gluten, and soy, artificial sweeteners, bulking agents, thickeners, and gums are all examples. White bread, soft drinks (sodas), white rice, white pasta, processed cereals, processed meats, store-bought stocks, soups, and salad dressings are all examples of processed foods.
Incorporate soluble and insoluble fibre-rich fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Fibre serves as a prebiotic, promoting good gut health. It also assists in the removal of waste by promoting peristalsis in the stomach.
This translates to just eat until you’re 80% full, which is a great habit to cultivate for digestive health. Overeating can cause bloating, reflux, heartburn, and delayed digestion by increasing the pressure in the abdomen. Often, aim to eat away from the television or monitor. People who are distracted when eating consume substantially more food than those who are seated at a dinner table and concentrated on their food, according to studies.
Bitter foods that incite the digestive juices and cleanse the liver will help to stimulate your digestive system. Every day, I drink two glasses of filtered water with the juice of one fresh lemon. This helps to increase stomach acid and promote the development of bile, which acts as a natural laxative and allows you to break down your food more effectively. Lime, grapefruit, dandelion, peppermint, and ginger, among other citrus fruits, herbs, and spices, are also delicious. For a healthy digestive system, eat them every day.