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Let’s understand better some of the ailments that surround us all and try to get better with the use of some natural sources.
We all aspire to live our best life, pain-free, and full of energy!
This week our in-depth look is at Digestion Assistant.
So … What is Digestion?
In order to be healthy, our body needs nutrients provided by food. Digestion is the mechanism that breakdown insoluble food particles into water-soluble food molecules that will be absorbed by our system and be used for energy, growth, or cell repair.
Each step of the digestion is necessary to move what has been swallowed through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and break it into small pieces. The whole process will eventually allow the nutrients being absorbed properly by our body.
The mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the main organs involved in digestion. Helping them along the way are the pancreas, gall bladder and liver.
What may a Digestion Assistant help with?
Digestive disorders affect lots of people. They can be mild or severe and last for a short or long term.
The most common symptoms include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Many factors are known to upset the GI tract: low fiber diet, high amount of dairy products, some medicines, stress, not enough sleep, not exercising enough for instance.
Having good digestion; therefore, taking care of the organs involved in the digestion process is primordial. Good diet and habits may help eliminate toxins, influence the vitality, increase the energy, and enhance the absorption of needful nutrients.
Moreover, our GI tract has been shown for being responsible of 95% of the production of serotonin in our body. According to some research, this hormone may be responsible for stabilizing our mood, feelings of well-being.
According to Dr. Ganjhu clinical assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center; “Our gut plays a major role, not only in our gastrointestinal health, but in the health and well-being of the entire body,”
What food may help with Digestion?
It may be important to consider eliminating the foods that could create inflammation in your body and replace them with nourishing, healthy, nutrient-dense food. Prefer home-made food rather than processed for instance.
Adding probiotics to your lifestyle may be recommended if you are looking to aid your digest system and reduce chronic inflammation. Probiotics can be found in some food supplements but also in natural food such as kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut…
Curcumin may be a potent protectant against esophageal and gastric disorders according to some research.
Sodium bicarbonate may be a good supplement to consider if the pancreas does not produce enough of this compound which would create an excess amount of gastric acid in our system and may lead to stomach ulcers.
Green tea is well-known to help with the digestion process. This is due to the catechins that help increase the activity of a digestive enzyme (pepsin).
Some other foods that may improve digestion would be fennel, apple, whole grains, ginger, and green vegetables for example.
Lastly, water is fundamental for digestion and absorb nutrients properly.
Trying to get into a healthy routine with a good diet helps optimizing the digestion process. It is important to try to eat diverse food, exercise regularly, and promote our gut. Considering taking a health-supplement such as TurmeriX® may be a good strategy to try to reduce a digestion disorder.
Check out our next article and discover cholesterol, another factor that can influence our health.