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6 Tips To Improve Digestion

6 Tips To Improve Digestion

Take Magnesium Supplements

Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw coriander, tomato or carrot juice to improve magnesium intake and aid digestion.

Chew your Food Well

Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop, or in while hurry. Therefore, if food is not chewed properly, large chunks of food are passed down, which is not broken down completely by the system. Our saliva contains digestive enzymes, which break down carbohydrates. Since the process of digestion begins in the mouth, the proper chewing of the food can help in better digestion. Furthermore, there is a better absorption of nutrients when the food is chewed well.

Increase Dietary Fibre

Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber. Thus, they help in cleaning out our system. Moreover, fiber has the ability to soften stools and provide bulk to the stool. However, some people experience discomforts such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, or flatulence on consuming dietary fiber. Such individuals can opt for fiber supplements, which can increase the fiber intake and stimulate bowel regularity. Psyllium is good for bowel stimulation process. Fiber supplements also help in lowering cholesterol levels.

Probiotics

This works like magic in improving your digestion while reducing gas and bloat. They also help in boosting your immunity and lowering your cholesterol levels. Digestive disturbances usually begin when the balance of good bacteria and harmful bacteria gets tipped in the wrong direction. To improve your digestion, eat a full bowl of curd. You may also take buttermilk, kefir, dhoklas, idlis, or other fermented foods up your probiotic intake.

Move your Body

Apart from helping you lose weight, exercise or regular walking can also help improve your digestion. Walk 2-3 kilometers every day to improve digestion.

Herbs for Digestion

Ginger has many medical uses one of them being digestion. If you take 1 teaspoon of ginger juice along with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey after the meal, it will help you digest your meal well. Ginger also has blood thinning properties. It improves Agni (digestive power) in the body and also helps in pain relief. Pippli (Piperlongum) helps increase gastric juices and improve appetite and digestion. It is an ingredient found in many churans. It can be also added to the food or taken individually to aids digestion. Moreover, a mixture of rock salt and lemon juice is taken after the meal also helps reduce gas and improve digestion.

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