Digestion is interesting because when you think about it, humans are digesting all day long. We’re digesting mental data with our minds, and physically with our bodies. Our digestive tract, or the gut, is responsible for directing our body in so many ways.
One of the most obvious side effects is the way we feel as a result of our digestion. When our digestion is working well, we might feel lighter and at ease. Problems with digestions may leave us feeling uncomfortable, bloated, gassy, and moody.
Having natural go-tos for improving digestion is important for having regular access, as well as not having to worry about additional side effects of medications.
Yes, diet is an essential part of eating for better digestion. However, additional attention should be paid to the physical process of eating.
- Chew your food: You’d be surprised that a genuine complication from digestion can come from improperly chewing food. Chewing is a critical part of the digestion process as your organs do not have the same ability to break down food that your teeth do.
- Breathe: Going hand in hand with breaking down your food, deep, and intentional breathing during chewing and eating can help to bring beneficial mindfulness to the act of eating. Mindfulness can work against tendencies that might hurt digestion like over or undereating.
- Bulk up your diet: Add protein, fat, and fiber. Having a balanced diet is essential, but a diet high in protein that incorporates healthy fats and adequate fiber is beneficial for your digestion.
Adding probiotics to your diet may be beneficial in aiding with overall digestion. Try taking in probiotics without taking supplements by incorporating foods rich in probiotics like miso, kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, or natto.
Drink More Water
One of the best ways to regulate any system in the body is to introduce more water. Water helps to cleanse the body of waste and speed metabolism. If drinking water isn’t easy for you, consider flavoring your water, special hacks, or setting up reminders for yourself.
Making sure to keep active and steady in your physical upkeep is your best bet for a healthy digestive system. Your heart rate, muscles, and intestines are all stimulated as a result of exercising. Staying active also enables regular blood flow and eases digestion as well.
A Note from GR8NESS
Many things can impact digestion, and understanding the cause is imperative for treating it properly. If you’re experiencing difficulty with digestion, speak with your physician to assess if the issue is digestive.