Lifestyle tips for a healthy digestive System

Many people take their digestive system for granted, not considering the factors that affect its efficiency until dysfunction arises. Whilst the body will always do its best to digest the food it is given, there are times when extra support and awareness may be needed.

To promote a strong, healthy and efficient digestive system, we suggest you incorporate as many of the following points into your routine as possible:

  • Hydrate your digestive system by drinking at least 1.5 litres of water daily. It is best to drink away from meal times.
  • Ensure your diet is high in fibre (e.g. vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains), as this is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. If your body is not used to high fibre foods, introduce them slowly to minimise bloating.
  • Nourish your body and minimise food sensitivities by including a large variety of foods in your diet.
  • Avoid the foods to which you know you are sensitive. Common foods that create a reaction include chilli, soy, peanuts, yeast, wheat and fried foods.
  • Smaller meals eaten regularly throughout the day help to keep your digestive system balanced.
  • Minimise meats, dairy, alcohol and caffeine, as they place an unnecessary burden on digestion.
  • Improve digestion by including a range of raw, enzyme rich foods (e.g. papaya, pineapple, kiwi fruit, mango, avocado, fresh dates, raw honey, Green Barley, Powder and Green Power Bars) in your diet.
  • Reduce bloating and belching by squeezing the juice of half a fresh lemon, and adding it to a little warm water. Drink this 20 minutes before your meal.
  • Stomach upsets may be settled by drinking ginger, chamomile, fennel or peppermint tea or taking essential oils like Digestzen
  • Eat dense fruits, such as bananas and melons, away from a meal.
  • To improve your digestion of proteins, try cooking slowly at low temperatures or marinate with a small piece of fresh papaya or pineapple on top.
  • Fermenting foods, such as nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, remove digestion-inhibiting enzymes, and is recommended. Method: Cover the food (e.g. dried lentils) with warm water, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cover. Allow this to sit for approximately 6 to 8 hours (overnight is best), rinse thoroughly once cooked to remove starches, which may contribute to bloating.
  • Proper digestion can only occur when you chew your food thoroughly.
  • Do not overeat, as it contributes to sluggishness, heartburn, fatigue and weight gain.
  • Avoid lying down after a meal.
  • Stop eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed, as this allows your complex digestive processes to function properly without affecting your sleep.
  • Cleanse your digestive system from parasites at least once a year by using AIM Para90 for two weeks (preferably around the time of the full moon). Your entire body will thank you for it.
  • Eat your meals in a stress-free environment, preferably with the television turned off.
  • Limit your food intake when emotionally upset, angry or stressed, as your digestive abilities will be compromised.

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