Nutrition to Help a Digestive Tract

Nutrition, nourishment or aliment is the supply of important nutrients from food to the cells and organisms – to support life. Digestive system in the body breaks down the foods we eat, turning them into the nutrients that body needs. Neglecting digestive health might cause digestive problems and issues with absorbing those nutrients from food. There are many simple things anyone can do to help a digestive tract like: Eating foods, high in fiber, Limit foods, high in fats, Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol and caffeine, Exercise regularly and Manage stress.

When all the above is not enough, we can turn to nutrition to help a digestive system even more effectively. All the above also plays an important role in healthy weight loss or body weight maintenance. “Since low gastric motility has been associated with the digestive symptoms for which ginger is frequently used, if ginger improves the movement of food through the upper digestive tract in people with digestive problems, this could help to explain how it exerts its benefits,” said Dr. Rebecca Chollet, a naturopathic doctor who practices in New Hampshire and Vermont. It can be taken as a tea (made by simmering cut ginger root in a covered pot), tincture, spice or in capsules.

Probiotics – Years ago, scientists discovered and proved that taking certain “friendly” bacteria could help clearing up digestive issues like eliminating gas, bloating, and indigestion. Later, new researches revealed different strains of beneficial bacteria role in optimal health, supporting important biological functions, including assisting with digestion, keeping other harmful bacteria at bay and stimulating the immune system. Probiotics are available and can be taken in capsule, liquid, powder, or tablet form. Raw foods – Because they are rich in enzymes, necessary for the digestive system to work. Heating and processing foods causes enzymes to rapidly break down.

How to Recession-Proof Your Health

Here are some things to do to make sure your attitude remains positive and your body, mind and emotions healthy. In spite of what’s going on ‘out there.’

* Get some exercise! If you belong to a health club, get there and do your workout. Exercise increases the endorphins in your brain and puts you in a better mood so things don’t look so bad.
* If you can’t afford a health club right now, go walking. This is one of the easiest and best exercises you can do to stay healthy.
* Eat healthy, balanced meals. Our bodies do not need as much food as we put into them, so: Move More and Eat Less. Your body will thank you.
* Watch a funny movie. Laughter actually helps the body heal, so a good hearty laugh is essential every day.
* By the same token, stay away from stressful or depressing movies or TV shows. They will not make you feel better.
* Meditate for 20 minutes a day. This lowers blood pressure and calms the mind and body wonderfully. Many health clubs, yoga centers and even libraries offer programs for little or no money.
* Read that self-help book by that new author that you’ve been meaning to get around to. If you can’t buy it, then find it at the library. It’s free!
* Get a massage. It’s wonderful for the body, mind and spirit. If you can’t afford it, see whether you can barter with the massage therapist. You just might have a service or product they need.
* Spend some time with children and watch how carefree they are. Remember when you were like that? You can be again.

Remember, recessions and depressions don’t last forever. The Roman Empire no longer exists, does it? So when things feel intense, just breathe deeply and say to yourself: “This too shall pass.”