5 Natural Ways To Help Your Digestive System

Many Americans have poor digestive health these days because of what they choose to eat or what nutrition they’re lacking. Poor digestion can lead to illnesses down the line, so it’s important to take care of yourself and pay attention to what you’re eating and drinking.

1. Probiotics

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Foods that contain probiotics are great for digestion. Think yogurt, buttermilk, and kefir. Search for life active cultures in your probiotic foods, such as lactobacillus acidophilus. There are also drinks that contain probiotics. Try the line GoodBelly. This line contains delicious drinks that also come vegan, non-dairy and non-soy.

2. After Eating

Whatever you do, never lay down after you eat because your digestive tract can’t do its job properly that way. Instead, try to stand after eating, because this is how our bodies were designed to digest food. A good rule of thumb is to wait two to three hours to lie down after eating.

3. Chewing Tempo

It’s important to enjoy your food slowly for proper digestion. If you’re scarfing your food down like you haven’t eaten in three months, then you are doing your body a disservice. Sometimes, eating fast makes you swallow a lot of air, believe it or not, and this can upset your system.

4. Chiropractic Care

Visiting a chiropractor regularly can help with digestion. When the body is properly aligned, it has the ability to function properly and your digestive system reaps those benefits. Chiropractic care also has the ability to relieve stress and tension from the body which is known to aid in digestion.

5. Fiber

Fiber is essential to proper digestion. Are you getting enough of it? If you’re not currently eating any, don’t go overboard and fill your entire plate with fiber-rich foods because this can upset your stomach. It’s important to gradually add these foods in and drink lots of water.

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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