Health Talk: Your Diet Can Improve Your Digestive Problems
The magical 30 feet of digestive tract holds more secrets to your health than you could ever realize. Do you eat for health or do you tend to make your dietary decisions based on your cravings and wants of your taste buds? The latter is the quickest way to run into digestive problems.
Let's be honest, we've been conditioned to make choices that make us feel good, the problem is that we're confused about what it is that makes us feel truly good.
A healthy digestive tract can be achieved by providing it with foods that offer the vitamins and nutrients that are crucial to support it. Issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bloating, heartburn, gas, and more can be much improved if you just eat right and follow a healthy diet. While this won't be a cure, it will reduce the many symptoms that accompany digestive problems.
Choose Fresh Foods & Be Cautious With Fat
While there's nothing inherently wrong with buying canned or frozen vegetables and fruits, ideally you will take advantage of seasonal fresh produce. Even better if you can buy organic. Your diet needs a healthy mix of cooked and raw foods, as they each have something different to offer. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of your plate should be made up of vegetables, no meat, or mashed potatoes. Saturated fat is a big cause of many digestive problems, with fried foods being a sure way to introduce a wide variety of issues.
Now that you know, you can put this into practice and see how quickly your symptoms start to dissipate – but while we're on the subject, be sure to chew your food thoroughly. Eating too fast, taking big bites and not chewing enough make it really difficult for your body to break food down properly. This can lead to indigestion, bloating, and constipation. You should consider chewing the first step in proper digestion.🌿