Do you inhale your food? Are you so busy that even chewing seems like a luxury? Here are some tips on improving digestion:
Tip #1: Cover the Basics
Basic 1: Chew, Chew, Chew
Basic 2: Get Enough Water
Insufficient water intake is a primary cause of constipation. Constipation then causes an imbalance in bacteria, promotes inflammation of the intestinal lining, and can even lead to the absorption of larger molecules, a condition known as intestinal permeability.
Basic 3: Increase Your Dietary Fiber
Good sources of dietary fiber include:
Tip #2: Practice Mindful Eating
A pilot study at Indiana State University found that mindfulness, including specific instructions to slowly savor the flavor of food and be aware of how much food is enough, helped to reduce eating binges from an average of four binges per week to one and a half.
A trained practitioner can supervise an elimination diet. Many foods are removed from the diet for a brief period of time, then re-introduced sequentially to isolate the body's reaction to the offending foods.
Tip #4: Increase Good Gut Bacteria
Not all bacteria is bad. There are over 400 different kinds of bacteria and yeasts in the digestive system. Of these, the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophillus and Bifidobacterium bifidumare considered good "probiotic" bacteria because they can help to maintain intestinal health.
Although good bacteria can be found in some yogurt, there is a wide variation in the quantity and quality. Look for good quality organic yogurt that add the active cultures after pasteurization, because this heat process destroys both good and bad bacteria.
Supplements containing acidophilus and bifidobacteria can be found in health food stores. They are especially helpful for the following conditions:
Tip #5: Supplement to Restore Digestive Health
Natural product to be considered: "Meigui - Rose Oligose"
Main components of Fruit Pasta “Meigui”
Stachiosis – belong to hardly digestive sugars. Taken with meal, it goes directly into the gastrointestinal tract and feeds bifid bacteria and other useful micro flora.
Oligoksilosis – activates beneficial intestinal micro flora, improves intestine habits, and makes it possible to maintain a soft stool consistency.
Oligosaccharides – activates the beneficial intestinal micro flora; protects function of the liver, reduces cholesterol levels in the blood; prevents colon cancer; boosts vitamins production in the body.
Main effect of the product
Active use of fruit paste “Meigui” in case of dysbacteriosis (dysbiosis), there will be increase in the amount of intestinal micro flora, human digestive tract will be stabilized and strengthened, digestible juice secretion adjusted, digestion promoted, diarrhea relieved.
It also increases immunity, reduces body aging, have a cosmetic effect. Acting in accordance with the principal “outside affects the inside”, it can dissolve the pigment spots by stimulating melanin degradation and metabolism, allow people to have healthy supple and white skin. It is used for depletion and slag removal from the body, and for weight reduction as well. In addition, pasta eliminates the unpleasant odor of sweat and breath.
More information about the product:
What kind of product is the Rose Oligose?
Rose Oligose is a kind of clearing product. The temperature of bowel is 38℃ and the leavings of the food will be fermented and goes bad in such a high degree, thus produce much toxin which will be absorbed by the bowel and enters into the blood circulation. If the toxin deposits on the skin, the aging speed of the skin will be accelerated, thus arise different kinds of skin diseases; if it deposits in the liver, the detoxification burden of the liver will be added, thus cause failure of the liver. The latest medical study finds that the aging process of human begins with the bowel. Guang Xi province in China is a longevity area and it has something to do with their diet habit. The study finds that the foods they eat contain natural oligose, which can boost the growth of beneficial germ in the bowel so that the bowel can keep in young state.
The major component of rose oligosaccharide is oligose. As the substitute of sugar, it can be applied to people of all ages. Because it is not of high calorific value, people will not run to fat with a long time of using it. At the same time, people won’t have decayed teeth and see their insulin increased. It can be used by either being directly placed into the mouth, or placed into the tea, milk, coffee or porridge. As we all know, rose is the most popular product in maintaining beauties. The essential oil extracted from it can function to eliminate toxicant, calm the nerves, beautify skin and regulate endocrinosity. Using for a long time can refresh breath, with the fragrance of rose from it. What’s more, it also contains vitamin B group. Therefore, long usage of rose oligosaccharide can improve body resistance, delay senility, make intestinal tract healthier and make us young forever.
Article written by Ashley Pitman
The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.
Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature's rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline.
Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can't be late for work or that you just don't have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals.
But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this.....
Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
It's so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:
1. Boosts your immune system
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they're alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it's easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can't perform all of it's proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don't want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don't be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.
Like I said, the recipe is really simple—a cup of warm (not hot) water and the juice from half a lemon.
In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual. Or, if you're already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?
The following is InfoGraphic detailing the benefits of drinking water, it highlights the actual benefits of drinking water and dispels some of the common myths.
We're often told to drink 8 glasses of water per day, but where did this advice originate from? You'll want to check out this interesting infographic on the benefits of drinking water.
What do you think?