2nd JAN 2017
BAD DIGESTION? HERE IS A MUST-READ TIP!
BY J.S. VON DACRE
indigestion is charged by god with enforcing morality on the stomach-victor hugo
BECAUSE OF MEDIA HYPE AND WOEFULLY INADEQUATE INFORMATION, TOO MANY PEOPLE NOWADAYS ARE DEATHLY AFRAID OF THEIR FOOD, AND WHAT DOES FEAR OF FOOD DO TO THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM? I AM SURE THAT AN UNHAPPY OR SUSPICIOUS STOMACH, CONSTRICTED AND UNEASY WITH WORRY, CANNOT DIGEST PROPERLY.
Suffering from digestive issues can be a nightmare, and for some, a recurring nightmare! A lot of times, these problems can be a sign of an imbalance in your body due to stress, diet or even certain medicines. The good news is this means that you can take steps to improve your health and even prevent future medical issues.
HOW DOES YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WORK?
Good digestion is a sign of a healthy body. Your digestive system houses a large part of your immune system and is responsible for crucial bodily functions. It consists of a group of organs that work together to break down food into vital nutrients and create the energy you need to carry on your day-to-day life. A problem in any of those areas could affect the entire system.
HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THESE VITAL FUNCTIONS RUN SMOOTHLY?
By taking regular probiotics. The word “probiotic” means, “promoting life”, and is simply a term for the “friendly” microorganisms that occur naturally in various foods. Billions of these good bacteria live in your body and line your gut.
In the past, there was a healthy supply of probiotics in our diet, but modern practices such as refrigerating, microwaving and adding chemicals to our food, often lead to less probiotics and more antibiotics, which in turn, kills off the good bacteria we need.
Maintaining a healthy intake of probiotic is crucial and helps with:
- strengthening your immune system
- regulating healthy blood pressure
- promoting stronger teeth
- preventing allergic disorders such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- absorbing essential nutrients
- assisting with weight loss and overall gut health
HERE ARE 5 FOODS TO ADD NATURAL PROBIOTICS TO YOUR DIETS
Yogurt is perhaps one of the most well-known sources, however, opt for yogurts that are not filled with artificial sweeteners or enhancers.
Kefir is a wonderful cross between milk and yogurt; it’s not quite as thick as yogurt or as watery as milk. It is great as a regular drink or blended into a delicious smoothie.
This will be a welcome addition to any cheese fan, however, it only applies to some soft cheeses and aged cheeses such as Gouda, Cheddar and Parmesan.
Sauerkraut (German) or Kimchi (Korean)
These fermented cabbage dishes are an excellent source of probiotics.
This one will sound like heaven to chocolate lovers. As well as being rich in probiotics, it is also divinely devilish!
four merola bear rings
Beautifully made in rose-gold plated sterling silver and set with clear or sophisticated brown diamond C/Zs. Well behaved and could travel anywhere, they measure 3 cm length x 2 cm across American Size 7 From the Merola Collection of Beautiful Rings
And if all that fails, time to look at some pretty things to take your mind off the troublesome gut!