How to Improve Digestion

Our digestive system is a complex process that turns the food we eat into nutrients to fuel our body. These nutrients are utilized to provide energy, growth, and cell repair in order to survive. Our digestive system also breaks down our waste to be eliminated from our body.

A common factor that most people inter count these days with digestion issues are from the food we eat. This plays an immense role with improper digestion function. If we fuel our body with toxic substances, it’s inevitable that our bodies will react in a negative way.

Most people’s faults these days are listening to what our bodies are trying to tell us. Through all digestive problems arising, from abdominal bloating to bowel movement are aspects of which we can analyze to see our body’s reaction. These are things not to be ignored, even though we are guilty of it at times due to processed foods and dairy products we may eat.

Sluggish Digestive System

It is true to the term “sluggish digestive system”. This means that some people do in fact have a slower digestive system than others. Our digestive tract is what breaks down our food and helps process it to be eliminated. 

When we have a slower digestive system than regularly this can create discomfort such as constipation and or painful bowel movement. A slowed digestion can really make an individual feel discomfort and affect their overall performance of their day.

Eating fast food items that are for example deep fried or fermented foods can cause digestive agitations

Including more yogurt and fiber in your daily meals can help speed up the process of your digestive system when in need of extra support to help break down and move the food.

How to Get Rid of Bloating 

Bloating is such a commonly used term these days. Makes you wonder if the foods we are fueling our bodies with is really benefiting us. The terminology of bloating really came from people who were lactose intolerant. This means that their body or system could not break down lactose. Dairy products would produce gas and bloating creating substantial discomfort. 

Now there are simply the body types that are sensitive to dairy products. Meaning they can digest milk, cheese, yogurt, and other products rather than a smaller amount. There are plenty of ways to help reduce the amount of belly bloat.

Tips to reduce bloating & gas:

  • Eat slower
  • Eliminate drinking carbonated beverages
  • Increase physical activity
  • Gently massage the affected area
  • Implement yoga poses
  • Drink herbal peppermint or chamomile tea (include ginger and honey)

Implementing regular physical activity in your daily routine can help increase the movement of the natural flow of the system. Movements such as a walk, job, bike ride will help remove gas that cause pain and help move digestion along.

Adding tons of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet to help support your digestive system with the proper nutrients. Increasing water intake will help hydrate your body and flush away unwanted toxins.

Let’s Stimulate Bile Flow Chamomile flower with tea

Bile flow directs out of the liver through the left and right hepatic duct, these ducts are connected to the gallbladder. Lowering stress and increasing the body’s ability to detoxify and balance hormones

Bile salts are a primary component of bile and are needed by our bodies to help break down fats, aid digestion, absorb important vitamins, and eliminate toxins. Bile salts are stored in our gallbladders when they’re not being used. If our gallbladders are removed for any reason, it can lead to a bile salt deficiency. 

Active ingredients such as cinchona bark and cinnamon are traditionally used to stimulate appetite, improve digestion, and promote gut health. The bark portion of the cinchona is used to make medicine. Cinchona is used for increasing appetite, promoting the release of digestive juices, and treating bloating, fullness, and other stomach problems. It is also used for blood vessel disorders including hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and leg cramps.

Cinnamon is used for multiple purposes. It is used in food dishes, teas, and popery for its aromatic scent and traditional medicinal aspects. There are multiple health benefits of cinnamon such as:

  • Anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Prebiotic properties may improve gut health
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Lowers blood sugar

By fueling our bodies with ingredients to help support our system will only benefit the results to come!




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