Digestive health diet & foods to include for good digestion:
We have enough research to prove the importance of a good strong gut for healthy living. In fact, it will not be an exaggeration to say that our health & happiness totally depends on how our digestive health is on a particular day. Just like any other efficient sorting protocol, our digestive system is responsible for metabolizing our food, absorbing the nutrients, and finally managing the waste products. Now, in an ideal situation, all this should be done without any problems & interference. But we all know it is not the case with many. Constipation, bloating, IBS, acid reflux are as common as cough and cold today. Of course, our lifestyles, sleep patterns, emotional health are all responsible for this situation. After all, our human body is a very well connected & integrated supercomputer. Including the right foods can certainly help to improve digestion, irrespective of how much damage has been done already!
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Top 5 foods for improving digestion:
How to use simple home remedies for good gut health?
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Water is the most easily accessible resource we have. Drinking water at the right time and in the right amount is crucial for digestive health. There is no need to follow fads or trends when it comes to choosing how much water to drink. Media is continuously bombarding us with advertisements & billboards, contributing to so much nuisance all around. Use your discretion in deciding what is best for your health. LiSTEN to your body & drink good quality water, whenever he body asks for it. Charged water, Water flavored with fruits, some herbs are also a good addition.
Lemons have a bad reputation for being acidic and people avoid lemons. This is such misinformation!! Lemon juice outside the human body is acidic, but it’s one of the most alkaline foods once it enters our body. Lemons are high in vitamin C and full of antioxidants. It helps in loosening the junk in the intestines and hence is advised in Ayurveda to have lemon water in the mornings. So, using lemons in your daily foods, as salad dressings, lemon water, garnishings, in marinades will go a long way in taking care of those pesky digestive health issues.
Watermelon: One of the cheapest fruits available all around the year. But the best quality comes in Summers when it’s full of sweetness & flavor. The fiber content in this fruit is just right. If you have difficulty in emptying bowels, try watermelon juice in the morning and within a few minutes, you will be “good to go”! However, Watermelons and musk melons, all melons, should be had as a separate meal and not mixed with other fruits. That can cause gas and other issues. So, enjoy watermelon as the fruit by itself, juice, or a smoothie.
Fennel: As a fresh herb, it’s delicious, fragrant, sweet, and my favorite herb. Use the bulb of fennel in your soups, stir fry, and the leaves as garnishings. As a spice, fennel is used a lot in Indian cooking in gravies. Use it in your teas with some ginger and jaggery. Use it as a mouth freshener after meals and all the bloating just vanish by simply chewing a teaspoon of roasted fennel.
Coconuts: One of the most alkalizing foods on the planet. Yes, on the planet. Coconut water, coconut mi;k, coconut flesh/meat. Wonderful gravies made with coconut milk, soups with coconut milk, smoothies with coconut water and milk. The list is endless.
Best foods for improving digestion