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Digestive troubles are a very common reality for a lot of people. Just because it’s common doesn’t mean that it’s a normal part of human digestion. If you’re having digestive troubles frequently, such as gas and stomachaches, then it’s time to do something to help improve your digestion. Here are some foods that will help improve your digestive system as well as help you break down food when you’re eating it so that your body can easily digest and absorb what you’re eating.
Sipping, or cooking with, bone broth is one of the easiest ways to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and even protect against infection. The magical minerals in the bone broth that make it such a super food include calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sulfur chondroitin and glucosamine. Gelatin is also an important component of bone broth which many believe helps to seal the gut, which in turn helps support proper digestion.
Pickled vegetables, sauerkraut and kimchee are known to be powerful detoxifiers thanks to the fermentation processes. The fermentation process also creates high levels of probiotics, which can help balance healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the gut. Having sufficient “good bacteria” in the gut helps regulate digestion.
Not the most popular of the greens but bitter greens can play an important role in digestion. Cultures all over the world consider it to be an important ingredient when it comes to good health. When you eat bitter greens it can increase your salivation, which helps break down starches and it also stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which helps break down protein once it reaches the stomach.
Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother. Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy.
She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com