Diet for Digestive Problems
What you eat determines who you are. Foods can improve digestion or lead to gastric problems. It is therefore important to choose foods that are suitable for your digestive system. By limiting the intake of spicy, oily, and fried foods, as well as adding foods such as yogurt, ginger, and a variety of other foods, you can improve digestion, relieve nausea and vomiting, motion sickness and morning sickness, reduce gas and loss of appetite and treat colic.
Factors influencing Digestion
Ideally, your body should be capable of digesting whatever you put into it. The process of digestion is affected by many factors, including the type of food you eat and how it’s prepared. These include changes in the type of food, its preparation, lifestyle, age, and overall health, as well as factors such as climate, weight, prescription medications, etc. Avoid fried foods, alcohol, and caffeine because they may upset your stomach. Mother Nature has created foods that ease digestion.
- Eat plenty of vegetables. Food should only be eaten in small quantities. Consume bitter and pungent veggies such as bitter gourds, fenugreek sprouts, radish leaves, bottle gourds, squash, asparagus carrots, and green beans. To improve digestion, we recommend steaming vegetables rather than eating them uncooked.
- Include fish, bananas, and whole grains.
Foods to Moderately Consume:
Avoid or limit nightshades, such as potatoes and tomatoes.
Avoid these foods:
- It is best to avoid cold foods, sweets, and heavy food as they are known to cause more internal toxins. Avoid fruit juices, grapes, and other sweet fruits.
- Foods that are frozen or preserved can be harder to digest.
- Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
- Avoid refined and processed foods, junk food, and processed flour.
- Avoid aged cheeses, peanuts, mushrooms, and breads.
- Avoid fermented food such as vinegar, and products that contain fermented food as an ingredient
- Avoid dairy products, alcohol, coffee, and tea.
- Lemon Grass can be used to strengthen the stomach’s functions and promote its action. Indigestion can be treated with it. It is also beneficial for spasmodic bowel disorders, gastric irritability, and pain.
- Fennel seeds are well-known as a digestive and carminative aid. Small doses can be administered to young children in order to aid their digestion of carbohydrates. Infusions prepared by boiling 100ml water with a tablespoon of seeds for 30 minutes are highly beneficial for indigestion, biliousness, and flatulence.