From a general point of view, digestion is an easy and simple process. Just put the food in your mouth, chew it and then swallow it. Then the body takes care of breaking them down into nutrients that can be absorbed and reused by the body. The remaining debris is then excreted as waste.
Except that in reality, digestion is a much more complex process that can degenerate due to several factors, such as not chewing your food enough, the lack of enzymes in food, stomach acid or imbalance good bacteria and yeasts, which prevent proper digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.
Of all the above factors, the nature and quality of food has a major impact on the digestive organs. With the amount of processed food we eat all day long, it becomes difficult to keep the digestive system clean and healthy. For this, you should think about incorporating into your diet superfoods that will not only facilitate digestion but also allow the digestive system to function better.
1- Aloe vera:
This succulent plant from hot countries contains a very unique gel with multiple benefits. You may be used to applying it to your skin after a sunburn or to relieve burns, but you can also drink it. It relieves digestive disorders, such as inflammation, stomach acids or swelling. I like to put it in my smoothies the day after a slightly heavy meal.
2- Flax seed tea:
Flax seed tea is simple to prepare. Just pour 1 cup of boiling water over a tablespoon of flaxseed, then let it steep for a while (drain the seeds before drinking). This simple drink provides healing support to the colon due to its content of omega-3 fats, soluble fiber and lignans. These are anti-inflammatory drugs that have a lubricating effect. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, try this remedy.
3- Red cabbage:
Red cabbage is rich in the amino acids L-glutamine, which are known to help heal the soft tissue lining your intestines. It is particularly useful for people with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease and Cohn’s disease.
Oats contain a large amount of fiber that cleanses the intestines. This plant fights against constipation and maintains intestinal regularity. Oats are excellent for curing heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux.
Dates have laxative and digestive properties. Soak the dates in milk overnight and consume them in the morning to take advantage of all their benefits. Dates are rich in minerals and vitamins. The properties of this food increase the amount of bacteria necessary for the proper functioning of the body.
Ginger has very interesting anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can fight several gastrointestinal problems.
Ginger tea is the best way to enjoy the benefits of this rhizome. This tea stimulates saliva, gastric juices and bile which promotes digestion. Even a small piece of ginger with honey can do wonders.