Everyone experience occasional digestion problems sometimes and show symptoms such as heartburn, upset stomach, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea.
Frequent symptoms of digestion problems may disturb your daily life. Because your lifestyle and choice of food affect the way your body digests what you eat.
Here is how you can keep things going smoothly.
Causes of digestion disorders
Digestive disorders are mainly caused by undigested or spicy and deep-fried food. You are more likely to have digestive issues if you are not eating a balanced diet and also not having a healthy daily routine.
Here are a few more factors that may cause digestion problems.
- Eating low fibre diet
- Physical inactivity
- Consuming more of dairy products
- Holding bowel movements
- Few medication such as anti-depressant
To avoid the symptoms of indigestion, you will need to make some changes in your lifestyle and eating habits before starting treatment straight away.
1. Eat more fibre diet
Choose more of grains, vegetables, fruit and legumes which may improve your digestive health. A high-fibre diet helps the food move through your digestive system and reduces the chances of constipation.
2. Limit fat rich food
Fatty foods tend to slow down the digestive process and make you more prone to constipation. Eat essential fatty food combined with high-fibre food.
3. Choose lean meat
Meat is a big source of protein, but avoid fatty cuts and choose lean cuts on skinless poultry in a limited portion. Make sure to consume salads along with meat.
4. Eat probiotics
Probiotics provide your body healthy bacteria and yeast that helps to keep your gut healthy. It helps to break down the lactose, boost immunity and head to treat IBS. Low-fat yogurt is a good source of natural probiotics.
5. Eat on time
Digestive problems are directly affected by timings, late-night meals are the major cause of waking up with heartburn. Eat on a schedule, don’t skip any meal. Aim purposely for breakfast lunch and dinner and two snacks in between.
6. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is the key to mastering digestive health issues. Drink plenty of water which will help the colon to create softer and bulkier stools.
7. Avoid smoking, drinking and caffeine
Smoking, drinking and caffeinated beverages create a massive interference with the digestive system and cause stomach ulcers that increases episodes of heartburn. So avoid and limit the usage of these from today.
8. Exercise regularly
If you go through the Healthmonastery in almost every article I have mentioned exercising regularly. Now try and understand how important it is to be active to keep your body and digestive system working. Staying active also helps in weight loss, relaxes your body and reduces oxidative stress on the body.
9. Chew properly
Chew your food properly. According to medical science, 50% of the digestive process should be completed in the mouth. This is where saliva that contains digestive enzymes gets mixed with food and help in better digestion.
In almost 70% of cases, the above-mentioned changes in lifestyle and dietary habits treat digestion problems. But few of you may require some additional remedies to treat your symptoms. Keep on reading to know natural remedies that work amazing and show results in a few days only.
1. Jeera water
Cumin seeds or jeera is a very common ingredient in the kitchen. It is pumped with a range if health benefits such as it helps in weight loss, reduces inflammation and what not.
Mostly our meals are not complete without jeera which helps in the digestion of food. If you are having digestive issues then make this quick natural remedy and solve the problem.
How to make jeera water
- Take 2 cups of water in a pan
- Add 1 tsp of jeera seeds
- Boil and reduce it to half
- Drink a glass of lukewarm jeera water
2. Isabgoal or psyllium husk
It is a dietary fibre that helps to improve stool and promote laxation. It is one of the most commonly used natural remedies for constipation and diarrhea.
For constipation – Take a cup of warm milk and add 1tsp of isabgoal and consume at night 30 minutes before sleeping.
For diarrhea – Take a small bowl of plane yogurt and add 1tsp of isabgoal and consume in the morning for diarrhea.
Make sure to consume isabgoal instantly as it absorbs water and become fluffy.
3. Hing ( Asafoetida) water
Asafoetida or hing powder increases the activity of digestive enzymes and boost digestion. Making hing water is very easy, add 1/2 tsp of hing powder to lukewarm water and drink whenever you feel uneasy.
4. Carom and fennel seeds
The concoction of carom and fennel seeds helps to boost metabolism and instantly reduces indigestion and acidity. Just soak 1 teaspoon of fennel, 1 teaspoon of carom seeds in 1-litre of water, reduce it to half and sip it anytime to give your stomach some relief.
5. Aloe vera
Aloe vera contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, E, B and minerals. Famous aloe vera provides many health benefits like weight loss, improves acne, rich in fibre and water content. It is popular for its ability to boost digestion. All you need to do is mix 2-3 tsp of aloe vera juice in 1 glass of water and drink at night before sleeping.
6. Vajara Asana
Doing Vajara asana increases the bloodflow to stomach area which facilitate the digestion. Sit for 3 to 5 minutes in the Vajara asana after every meal for proper digestion of food.
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