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Products for Good Digestion

Jana G.Jana G.
Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Problems with digestion

Dried morello cherries are one of the best foods for good digestion. They are also used in the prevention of heart disease as well as vascular disease.

Dried morello cherries contain organic acids, pectic substances, iron, copper, cobalt, magnesium, vitamins A, C, PP, B vitamins.

If you have digestive problems, avoid fried foods such as breaded yellow cheese, breaded cheese, breaded zucchini, fried chicken, peppers burek, breaded chicken, breaded steaks. Eat products that are boiled or steamed, stewed or baked.

Consume sauces prepared on the basis of light vegetable decoctions. Avoid food that is too hot and too cold. Stewed dishes should be light.

Use as little salt and spices as possible. Add flour, toasted in a non greased pan, instead of thickeners. Eat lean fish, roasted rabbit, stewed chicken, roasted turkey, lean stewed pork and boiled beef.

Eat tomatoes only raw and you can pour only lemon juice over them, as long as you do not suffer from increased stomach acidity. Bake fish in foil or steam it. Steamed mackerel, steamed carp or steamed salmon are great options for easier digestion.

To improve your digestion, eat raw or boiled red beets. They are consumed on an empty stomach - one hundred grams per day. Eat two apples in the morning, on an empty stomach or along with the beets.

The soft part of the pumpkin, boiled and mixed with honey, promotes good digestion. Strawberry juice regulates the liver function. You can eat a handful of strawberries instead of drinking juice.

You should wait two hours after eating, to drink water. Otherwise, you dilute the gastric juice and this impairs digestion.

Spices for good nutrition

Black pepper for good digestion

Black pepper improves the digestion by stimulating the production of hydrochloric acid, which is needed to dissolve molecules and extract nutrients. Pepper contains a substance called piperine (what a surprise! ), which the liver uses for detox. The same substance helps the skin to produce pigment and therefore it is good for relieving the symptoms of vitiligo.

Cayenne pepper speeds up the metabolism and improves the digestion. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, riboflavin (very good for the production of antibodies and new cells throughout the body), niacin and minerals - manganese, magnesium, potassium and iron. Use the pepper spice to season winter soups, lean soups, bulgur salads and mushroom soups.

Coriander seeds improve the digestion. They lower blood pressure and help the liver in the process of detoxification. They are great for baked potatoes, potato salads, salads with few ingredients and healthy salads.

Parsley is also among the spices that improve the digestion. It contains myricitin, a flavonoid commonly found in plants. But parsley is on top in terms of myricitin concentration (along with sweet potatoes and cranberries). Studies show myricitin prevents cancer and reduces the risk of diabetes.

Basil is an excellent antioxidant and has antibacterial properties. In addition, it supports blood circulation and the proper functioning of the heart. It contains vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids. For good nutrition, add basil to spaghetti sauces, Italian pizzas and your favorite spreads.

Ginger is very good for cases of nausea, whether caused by movement (driving or rowing), indigestion or pregnancy. Ginger root has anticoagulant properties.

Oregano is rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids and lutein - they all help the body fight free radicals. There are laboratory studies that show that oregano has antimicrobial properties. It also promotes easy digestion.

Cinnamon contains flavonoids that help repair cells and cinnamaldehyde, the substance that gives this spice its specific taste and smell. Cinnamaldehyde has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties and helps with digestion.

Turmeric improves the liver function and the digestion, thus being a good help in cases of type 2 diabetes. It also stimulates the blood - again, some studies claim that it works much better than drugs.

Teas for good digestion

ginger tea improves digestion

There are also teas for good digestion. These are mint tea, ginger tea, cinquefoil root tea, dill tea, dandelion tea, black tea and others.

Tips for good nutrition

To feel good and look good, follow some tips for good digestion:

The most important thing is not to starve yourself. Not only is this an unhealthy choice, but it can always have unpleasant consequences. If you do not eat enough calories during the day, there is a higher risk of overeating in the evening. When you try not to eat at all, all day, all you do is to prepare yourself to overeat later, when you will simply consume what you find in the refrigerator. It is best to eat regularly and not to miss the last meal of the day, which should contain light and healthy foods.

Here are more tips for easy digestion:

1. Eat more fruit, but make sure they are the same type and do not mix them with cheese, dairy products and eggs.

2. Do not drink water before and during meals.

3. Drink half a cup of tea after a meal for easy digestion.

4. Stay active.

5. Do not overeat in the evening and you must have dinner before 8 pm.

6. Use less salt.

7. Consume more yogurt, not milk.

8. Watch out for an intolerance to dairy products and gluten.

For easy digestion, your menu should be based on foods, that are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates.

Even when eating carbs, keep in mind that it's a good idea to choose options high in fiber or whole grains, such as whole wheat pasta, brown rice or unpeeled potatoes. Such foods contain more fiber than refined carbohydrates and help you maintain a feeling of satiety for longer.