Pep-Up Your Digestion with These Five Simple Tricks

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Learn To Get Healthy Digestion Naturally

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Good digestion is the most important rule for achieving a healthy state of well being. There are several natural ways to pep up digestion. Lets make our digestive system healthy with these simple tips and improve health.

The partially digested or undigested food leads to a number of health problems, including acidity, gastric trouble, bloating, stomach pain, heartburn and many others. We know that digestive health is the mirror of one's overall health! Food is the source of energy required by the body but usable only if the food we eat is fully digested. 

Our body's digestive fire is responsible for the digestive process. Several spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ajwain (carom seeds), fennel, cumin, coriander, mint etc. have been researched and used since long ancient time to relieve all types of digestive issues. Moreover, certain yoga asanas are believed to speed up the digestive process. Here are some natural tricks to increase the secretion of digestive enzymes in the body and fasten the process of food passing through the stomach, known as gastric emptying:

1.    Tulsi tea - Sip Tulsi tea prepared with infused Tulsi leaves before and after meals. This will help stimulate appetite, promote digestion by increasing the flow of gastric enzymes, while reducing gastric trouble, bloating and flatulence.

2.   Spiced yoghurt - Drinking fresh yoghurt sprinkled with rock salt and cumin powder in between or after meals, help stimulate the digestive capacity.

3.    Triphala - Triphala is an Ayurvedic recipe to aid digestion. Drink this as a concoction to speed up the digestive process.

- Mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder into a glass of warm water

- You may add a little honey into this to enhance flavour

4.    Apple Cider Vinegar - Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (fermented tonic made of Apple) may help boost metabolism. It can be consumed once or twice a day, diluted in water. This also aids in passing food down the gut. 

5.    Yoga - Sitting in Vajrasana for 15 minutes may help pass down food from stomach into the intestine. Alternatively, walking at least 100 steps just after meals can improve blood flow and quick-start the digestive process.

Apart from these, avoid refrigerated food and drinks specially in-between and just after meals. Ayurveda recommends, sipping lukewarm water in between meals can help accelerate the digestive process. 

Making strict rules for meal timings is also an important aspect of maintaining the digestive health. Heavy or oily meals taken at odd hours may disturb the normal digestive process and cause heartburn, bloating, nausea and even headache. Therefore, take proper meals and correct meal timings to achieve good health and long life. 

 

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  • biju  04-04-2017
    We have to practice herbal remedies because there is no side effects. thanks for sharing..
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    • sweta  05-04-2017
      Yes, following natural or herbal remedies may help in almost all health problems including digestive troubles with no side effects if taken as per recommended dosage. Triphala is an age old Ayurvedic remedy especially designed for everyone to relieve digestive problems, constipation, along with multiple other health benefits. Triphala is known to promote longevity. I myself, is a follower of herbal or natural remedies and curious to research over herbs and other natural ingredients to know their effects over human health.
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  • destinykst  04-04-2017
    Very informative article.Digestion of food is extremely essential and the tips given by you are really helpful.I do yoga and sitting in vajrasana is really beneficial.
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    • sweta  05-04-2017
      It is good to hear that people like you have faith in natural remedies. Yes, digestive health is the key to achieve overall health. Yoga asanas are good for us to be physically active and healthy. Vajrasan and brisk walk (approximately 100 steps) are well known yoga asan to be done just after having meals for people to avoid any kind of digestive problems.
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  • raghubirs  03-04-2017
    Foods with high fibre content are best for digestion.While curd is good Triphala can become habit forming. On the other hand ajwain (comi seed) and saunf ( aniseed) can be taken as mouth freshner and also to aid digestive process. However good signs of good heart or good stomach are that one should not feel their existence in our bodies. If they are working alright dont fiddle and dont bother.Just avoid junk food and too spicy foods.
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    • sweta  03-04-2017
      Actually, most of the adult people have problems with their digestion, either they have weaker digestion, or suffering from gastric trouble, flatulence and others. So, it is important to take care of our digestive system to avoid further problems that may arise due to semi-digested or undigested food. Not only junk food but also food timings, quantity eaten, food combinations and after meal events have utmost importance.
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  • ilovegemni110  03-04-2017
    Direction for food to digest it by proper way is little bit typical as we take it unserious without consulting with specialist if your digestive system is not working properly it causes creation of gases in stomach and then heart attack or athma patient athma attack
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    • sweta  03-04-2017
      Yes, we hardly take it seriously! Only, people who suffer from any stomach related problems use to seek for digestive solutions. It would be great if we become aware and take care of our digestion with the help of these natural tips.
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