Friday, August 5, 2016

Tips for Optimal Digestion

Are you ready to have optimal digestion for a healthy body?

Well we've got some easy top tips for you! 

Why is good digestion important? 

Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body. The body breaks down nutrients from food and drink into carbohydrates, protein, fats, and vitamins.

Digestion is important because without it we cannot receive our nourishment for overall well-being.

Top Tops for Optimal Digestion

1. Enzyme Intake

Enzymes, biologically active proteins throughout body, play an important role in digestion. While many are produced in the digestive tract, the enzymes found in raw foods are also needed for good digestion. Overcooked, processed foods lack many of these natural enzymes, so make sure to integrate plenty of raw, natural food into your diet.

2. Chew your food properly

It is often said that good digestion starts in the mouth. When you chew your food well, it eases the work required of your digestive system. This will reduce the amount of work required by your digestive system.

3. Eat fermented foods

Eating fermented foods is one of nature’s great healing secrets. The greater the variety of fermented and cultured foods you can include in your diet, the better. Each type of fermented s each food has the power to inoculate your gut with a variety of different healthy microorganisms. Eating fermented foods will start to regenerate your gut flora naturally.

Fermented foods are high in ‘good bacteria.’ You only need to eat a small amount of fermented vegetables or cultured foods per day. Try eating sauerkraut, kefir yoghurt, fermented vegetables, kim chi, kefir coconut drink or kombucha, (a fizzy drink).  

4. Eat Real Food

Eat a diet that is made up of exclusively real, whole foods. Real foods are foods that are recognized by your body and can be broken down easily and naturally. These foods come from nature and are made by nature.

Avoid fake foods. This includes any branded, processed and fast foods, as these kinds of foods are made in a laboratory and sold with huge marketing budgets. Fake foods are extremely toxic to your digestive system as they are high in refined salt, sugar and oils. Your body does not recognize fake foods and cannot digest them properly.

5. Keep Moving

Is there anything exercise can’t do for you? The list of benefits just keeps growing. You already know it’s good for your heart and your waist line. Turns out that active people also have smoother digestion.

Watch the timing. For some people, exercise right after a meal can cause indigestion. So schedule your workouts before meals or wait at least an hour after eating.

6. Take a Probiotic - Such as our LB17 "Live" Probiotic - 17 strains of live bacteria

Probiotics are "good" bacteria that are in your gut. They are in some yogurts and fermented foods. They help with your digestion. You can also add them to your diet with supplements.

LB17 "Live" Probiotic - 17 strains of live bacteria

LB17 Contains within the capsule is a paste of over 80 natural organic botanical ingredients that include seaweed, mushrooms, vegetables, medicinal herbs, grains and cereals, cultivated and wild fruits, perilla oil. They are naturally fermented for 3 years. 17 strains of live lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are added over this 3 years to ensure that the bacteria remains active and viable. 10 of the strains are lactobacillus and 2 are bifidobacteria. LAB are very essential for good digestive health and to strengthen the body's immune system. It will bring back balance of friendly microbiota.

You can purchase this probiotic here

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