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How to Improve Digestion, Seven Top tips!

Posted by Helen Buchan

1229 Days Ago


1. Start the day with hot lemon and ginger

A mug of fresh hot lemon and ginger will help stimulate saliva, bile and gastric juice production and improve digestion. Ginger can be great if nausea is a problem first thing and can help too with heartburn and acid reflux. 

2. Chew your food thoroughly

Aim to chew each mouthful of food 30 times as this will break down the food, increasing the surface area and allowing digestive enzymes to work more effectively aiding both digestion and absorption.

3. Don’t over dilute stomach acid

Drinking too much water or liquids generally whilst eating may dilute stomach acid making protein digestion less efficient.

4. Take time to enjoy your lunch

Take the time to enjoy what you are eating and be mindful about your food. The less stressed you are when eating the better the digestive system will function.  

5. Eat Bitter leaves

Eating bitter leaves will enhance digestive function. A salad containing watercress or rocket with a vinaigrette dressing would be a perfect starter at dinner. 

6. Include Fermented foods in your diet

Foods like sauerkraut and good quality yogurt or drinks like Kefir and kombucha will help to balance the bacteria in the digestive system, aiding digestion, improving bowel health and boosting the production of important nutrients such as  enzymes, B-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics

7. Check out your food intolerances

Avoid eating foods you are intolerant to as this can lead to many symptoms of poor digestion and general ill health

Helen Buchan

Article written by Helen Buchan - Newcastle Upon Tyne

In my work as a Nutritional Therapist I pride myself on my detailed and thorough approach towards my client's health goals and concerns. In an initial consultation I will explore lifestyle, diet and how well body systems are working as well as taking a very detailed health history. This will... [read more]

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