Do you suffer from poor digestion?
You may struggle with poor digestion, some acid reflux, and other digestive issues. If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from these issues every day.
But don’t worry. In this blog, you will discover seven powerful tips to help improve your digestion, get your digestion back on track, and feel better overall. So read on for helpful advice that could make a big difference in your life.
I’m a functional medicine practitioner at Anchor Wellness Center. In this blog, I will show you how to improve your digestive system and prevent acid reflux by avoiding certain foods that cause them. Most people, including you, probably don’t have time for a complicated diet. I’m going to keep it very simple and show you how. Stay tuned.
One: Avoid Foods Triggering Acid Reflux
You start avoiding some foods that trigger and cause acid reflux. These foods could be the usual stuff like fried food and a lot of spicy food, which can trigger acid reflux. You could be sensitive to many other foods reflected by the acid reflux. You are to avoid certain inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, corn, and soy.
You can make simple changes by eating more vegetables and leaner proteins which can help you with acid reflux by avoiding trigger foods. You can also write a food diary to see which foods cause you more acid reflux than usual and eliminate those foods.
Two: Eating Smaller Meals
You eat smaller meals more often throughout the day instead of three huge meals. When you eat the whole meal in the stomach, there is insufficient stomach acid and digestive enzymes.
Your food goes undigested and stays in your stomach longer. It causes fermentation of the food that lowers the pH. The lower pH opens the valve and causes this food to come into your throat, thus causing acid reflux.
Three: Drinking Plenty of Fluids
You drink plenty of fluids, especially water, which can improve digestion. It helps mix the food with the water. As a result, the digestive enzymes mix well into your food to digest well.
Four: Incorporate Probiotics
You can incorporate probiotic-rich foods into your diet. Examples of these foods include Idli, Kefir, Paneer (Indian Cheese), Green Peas, Sour Pickles, Yogurt, and the like. You can also take probiotic supplements. You can take good quality probiotics having a (Colony Forming Unit) CFU of more than 50 or 50,000 colonies forming units.
Your food and supplement must have a variety of lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in them. You know these are good bacteria that will populate your gut. You can also have probiotic-rich foods like fermented foods, for they have a lot of probiotics.
Five: Avoid Eating Late at Night
Next is to avoid eating late at night. When you eat late at night, your digestive system doesn’t have time to digest it. The food stays in your stomach longer, which increases your digestive issues. Since the food is not well digested, it causes more acid reflux.
Six: Chew Your Food Slowly
Next, chew your food slowly and thoroughly to improve digestion. When you thoroughly chew the food, you partially digest it in your mouth. A lot of beneficial enzymes in the saliva help digest the food. You break down the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into smaller bits helping your digestion in the mouth and emptying into your stomach faster.
Seven: Get Regular Exercise
Finally, you get regular exercise to improve digestion. When you exercise, it improves circulation and promotes better digestion because it gets rid of unnecessary glucose in your system. It will keep your liver and gut functioning well. In addition, you can use herbal supplements such as ginger or peppermint to help with digestion when you’re having problems.
I hope you found these powerful tips helpful. If you’d like more individualized support and guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Our team of experts would be happy to help you create a plan to improve your digestion and leave you feeling better than ever. Until then, we wish you luck in following these simple tips. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Don’t hesitate. Contact us now!
If you’re experiencing problems with acid reflux and other digestion issues and would like to get help to the bottom of it, we’d be happy to schedule a discovery call with you. During this call, we can discuss your symptoms in more detail and come up with a plan tailored specifically for you.
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