Best Foods That Aid Digestion - Slideshow
Sound digestion is the key to sound health. Incomplete digestion and stomach abuse with excess dumping of junk leads to toxic accumulation (acidic byproducts) in the body. This further increases the fat levels too.
This ultimately proves to be a hidden, slow growing cause of disease in the long run. Herbs and spices in our kitchen are the best age old digestive aids and have stomach-soothing properties. They have long been recognized for their digestive stimulant action.
People have either a weak or strong digestion power!
For those with weak digestion;
The digestive stimulant action of spices is mediated through two possible modes:
(i) By stimulating the liver to secrete bile rich in bile acids that are vital for fat digestion and absorption, and
(ii) By stimulation of enzymes, both of pancreatic and intestinal origin that are responsible for digestion.
The above actions lead to an accelerated overall digestive process. This results in a significant reduction in the duration of passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract and thereby lesser exposure of the body to toxic waste substances, gas formation, bloating, headaches and uneasiness.
Turmeric is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It helps prevent flatulence
Bishops Weed (Ajwain) and Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
Digestive enzymes are naturally secreted by different glands: the salivary glands, the glands in the stomach, the pancreas, and the glands in the small intestine. The various digestive enzymes help to break down the different components of foods such as starches, proteins, fatty acids, and sugars. Digestive enzyme supplements are becoming more popular due to the growing prevalence of various digestive conditions. Most digestive enzymes in supplements are extracted from natural foods.
The following foods contain digestive enzymes and are rich sources of vitamin A, C and fibre.
Consume these foods for better digestion.
High Fiber Foods
High fibre foods keep the digestive system healthy by clearing the intestine completely on regular basis, protecting the mucosal lining of the stomach , intestine and preventing flatulence. These foods should be eaten on regular basis each day.
Acidity Relievers and Stomach Soothers
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