Top tips to help ease digestion
Start your day with a bowl of porridge
Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system, as it supports the functioning of the digestive track and removing unwanted toxins from your body. So start your day with a large bowl of oats, which are rich in fibre, and top with flaxseeds and berries. Oats are also a source of slow releasing energy and will therefore help to balance your sugar levels during the morning.
Movement can help to stimulate the digestive tract and move food along it, as well as helping to ease bloating and other IBS-type symptoms. Try a gentle and relaxing exercise such as yoga and pilates or even going for a brisk stroll. Such exercises can also help to relieve any stress or tension, which can otherwise contribute to digestive problems.
Swap your coffee for a turmeric latte
Swapping your favourite frothy coffee for a turmeric latte in the morning could help to ease your digestion throughout the day. This is due to the fact that turmeric is rich in cucurmin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly useful for inflammation in the gut. Turmeric also helps to digest fat and supports the liver. If you aren’t a fan of turmeric lattes however, try adding the spice to dishes such as soups and curries, or try our CurQuMax supplement, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory for the gut.
Chew, chew, chew
One of the most common causes of painful digestion, is quickly grabbing something to eat a hurry and on the go. Instead, give yourself time to sit down and eat each meal properly. Try to chew each mouthful until the food is liquid, this will help to make sure the food is properly digested and will encourage you to eat slower. Taking more time to properly savour your food, and help to prevent you from over eating and snacking mindlessly throughout the day.
Relax with magnesium
Magnesium helps to relax our muscles and nerves, which in turn can help to combat against cramping and constipation. It can also help to increase the water levels in your intestines, which initiates a wave like motion that helps to aid digestive juices. Many of us don’t get enough magnesium in our diets, so try taking a supplement such as our Synergistic Magnesium and make sure you eat lots of dark leafy greens, nuts seeds, fish, whole grains and bananas which are all rich in the mineral.
Boost your good bacteria
The gut acts as the portal to the body, processing an enormous variety of food and absorbing a wide range of nutrients, as well as being exposed to a myriad of infectious agents and toxic substances. Looking after our gut health, by taking a probiotic supplement such as our EnzymeBiotix, can therefore help to prevent against any bloating and ease digestive discomfort.