A balanced life is about the relationship between our physical and mental state.The health of our digestive tract is an integral part of this balance and contributes to our overall well-being. But unfortunately, maintaining this balance is easier said than done. Especially with the end-of-year celebrations through which we all tend to indulge and to enjoy good food, generous desserts, all paired with good wines.
Unfortunately, this can lead to unpleasant consequences on our digestive system. Here are some tips to help promote good digestion, not only to help be more serene during these upcoming, but also in our everyday life, starting by following a healthy lifestyle1.
- Avoid certain foods
It is important to reduce the consumption of foods that can disrupt digestion such as fatty foods (deli-meats, cheeses, rich sauce and pastries) or foods such as cabbage, onions, artichokes, beans, and sweets that cause bloating and gaz. Moderation is also required for starch-based and floury food (potatoes, rice, pasta, pizza), because when consumed in too large a quantitiy, they can lead to constipation.
- Bring comfort to our digestive tract by practicing these good habits:
- Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day. Drinking mineral water can also help reduce stomach acidity;
- Eat three meals a day, at regular times, being seated and quietly if possible for at least 20 minutes;
- Take the time to properly chew your food before swallowing;
- Avoid wearing tight clothing that can compress the area around your belly.
- Perform regular physical activity;
- Try to manage stress.
- Add more fiber and probiotics to our diet.
Fiber plays a motor role in digestion. They are found in plants such as fruits and vegetables, cereals and legumes.
We can also be inspired by these few simple and effective natural solutions such as ingesting herbal teas or infusions known for their digestive virtues.
So what if digestion is occasionally difficult?
Consider trying homeopathy.
Boiron suggests for adults and children from one year of age, the homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica Composé for the relief of indigestion and occasional digestive problems causing: pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, eructation, gastric reflux, flatulence, bloating, headache and nausea, caused by overindulgence in food. Nux Vomica Composé is available in 3 tubes of quick dissolving 80 pellets and is an ideal solution to ensure a better digestion.
Note: This homeopathic medicine may not be suitable for everyone. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.