Information about easy ways to improve digestion
Even the finest, most expensive and luxurious automobile in the world will fail to function properly if the fuel line is clogged with debris preventing the fuel from reaching the engine. Maybe there is some fuel getting through, but the engine is starved of the quantity or quality of fuel required, so it runs poorly, or maybe the engine stalls. If the debris is not cleared, even the best fuel money can buy poured into the best vehicle that money already purchased will cause distress to the engine.
Just so with the healthy, efficient and fit engine of the human body that has been running with the best diet, but it suddenly slows down or stalls because digestion, the metabolic engine, is failing. There are some simple ideas which may not require a significant change in diet to improve digestion.
Drink more water
This vital fluid is the number one choice of all drinks for proper digestion. Other fluids can and should be consumed, but the body does not always need to spend additional effort breaking down other substances in all other drinks. Water absorbs directly into cells. It is almost, but not completely impossible to drink too much water.
Chew, chew and chew some more
Food not adequately chewed clogs the system with the result of diminished metabolised nutrients. Eating is not a race. Take smaller bites at a time and take the time to chew properly and completely. Allow the saliva to begin digestion. It has digestive enzymes in addition to essential moisture.
Eat more fibre
Fibre is the essential cleansing material, along with water, to assure the entire digestive track remains clear and efficient. Fruit and non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, carrots and spinach, for example) are great, high-fibre foods.
Movement of the torso in an exercise routine will make certain the muscles directly involved in digestion – stomach and intestinal muscles – are maintained at peak efficiency.
This goes in line with chewing sufficiently to break down solid food. Chew, but chew with slow deliberation. This is the watershed event in the argument defining whether we eat to live or live to eat. Either way, eating slowly will assure that the pleasure of savouring the rich variety of flavours while allowing the necessity of consuming fuel is not overwhelmed by the rush to be about other business.
Making these ideas a habit will assure proper digestion.
If you have questions about ways to improve digestion, contact your local doctor who will arrange for you to see a dietitian and nutritionist.