How To Improve Your Digestive System
If you are digesting food well, the result is healthy cells and body tissue; if not, then the disease process has already begun as undigested food is considered toxic to the body.
Here are some
tips on how to improve your digestive system
When we sit to eat, our whole focus should be on the taste, texture, and smell of the food. So don't stand, walk, or drive. Just sit and be present with your food.
1. Focus on eating and
sit to eat
Iced water extinguishes the digestive fire and can cause gas and bloating.
2. Avoid cold drinks at meals and ice-cold foods in general
Just as the sun is the highest and hottest in the sky at mid-day, (between 10 am – 2 pm), so too is your internal digestive fire.
3. Eat your main meal at mid-day
Fire up the digestive fire with ginger. You can make a Ginger Elixir to take just before meals.
4. Support your digestion with foods and herbs
Chewing (breaking the food down) improves digestion and absorption of the food.
5. Chew your food well
When you eat too much, digestion becomes difficult because there's not enough space inside the gut for the food to churn.
6. Eat at a moderate pace until you are
A short, 10-minute rest on your left side can help you improve your digestion because it allows the stomach and pancreas to hang freely and secrete bile into the digestive tract.
7. Take a rest on your left side after eating
The energy of the cook is always in the food, so aim to eat food prepared by someone who loves you.
8. Eat food prepared with love
Your emotions affect your digestion too. Always aim to eat in a comfortable place and don't eat if you're angry or upset. It can sour the food in your stomach.
9. Don't eat if you're upset
If you eat again before the previous meal has been digested (it takes about 3 hours), it complicates the digestive system's ability to make digestive enzymes for different states of digestion.
10. Allow three or more hours between meals
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