Feeling bloated? Here's how you can use food to help digestion
Suffering with continual stomach gurgles or feeling constipated? It could be your digestive health has lost its harmonious balance. The good news is that there are plenty of foods to help digestion so pepping up your digestive tract can be a tasty experience. Say goodbye to that food baby!
Spelt Sourdough Bread
Spelt is an ancient whole grain grown in many parts of the world, a form of wheat that’s lower in gluten as well as fructans. It declined in popularity during the 19th century, but is now making a comeback as a health food. Making Sourdough bread with spelt flour makes it easier to digest than standard loaves and more nutritious.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps improve digestion by increasing stomach acid. Drinking a glass of water mixed with 1-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 15-20 minutes before a meal can improve digestion and nutrient assimilation by increasing HCI production.
Because lemon juice’s atomic structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.
About half of the fibre in oatmeal is soluble, which means it functions with the help of water. When soluble fibre merges with water, it creates a gel. This material is slow moving, delaying digestion of food. As a result, vitamins, minerals and other nourishing elements get adequate time to be absorbed through intestinal walls. That slow-moving sludge even delays sugar absorption, keep your blood glucose at a more stable level.
Fruit, Vegetables and Grains
To reduce gas, bloating and other digestive symptoms, gradually increase the amount of fibre-rich fruits and vegetables you eat a day and drink plenty of water. Additionally, fibre-containing foods such as whole grains help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
The fermentation process increases the number of microorganisms dramatically, digesting the cabbage and other vegetables and producing lactic acid. This lactic acid works the same in a jar of fresh sauerkraut as it does in our large intestine; harmful bacteria cannot survive in the acidic environment.