Chewing is often underestimated. but it is crucial for proper digestion. The more you break down food in your mouth, the less work has to be done later. Your brain also needs some time to receive the signal that you are full. So take your time and chew eat time20-30 times before swallowing.
It’s important that you eat enough fiber- soluble and insoluble- to keep your food moving through your intestines easily. Soluble fiber, like veggies and whole grains.draws in water and helps to prevent stool from being too watery. Insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to stool. Also.because fatty foods are hard to digest. pair such food with fiber.
Adding plenty of water to your diet will help digestion by dissolving fats and soluble fiber- this a1lows food to pass through your intestines more easily.
Moving your body- taking walks or jogs. Lifting weights or doing yoga- keeps food moving through your digestive system. Exercise increases blood flow to your organs and engages muscles in the GI tract.
Feelings of stress or anxiety can mess with your digestive system because your brain and digestive system are connected. Stress can lead to digestive problems like IBS and ulcers Try stress relieving exercises getting more sleep and1or relaxation technique.
The spleen works best with the warmth and dislikes the cold. and our digestive enzymes require warmth to break down food properly. Try incorporating soups. Cooked vegetables or teas into your diet.
Probiotics compete for space with bad bacteria.promote the release of natural antibodies in the digestive tract and can even attack unhealthy bacteria directly in some cases. Research has found that probiotics can ease irritable bowel syndrome.
Being even a few pounds overweight can cause digestive issues; for instance, the valve between the stomach and esophagus sometimes won’t close completely, which allows stomach acid back into the esophagus.