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How To Handle Sluggish Digestion

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If your digestive system fails to work well, your daily life may go for a toss. You might feel lethargic, bloated or even irritated. Also, when your bowel movements aren't proper, you may get frustrated.

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Your digestive system could also indirectly affect your moods and well-being. Though we may never realise it, if your digestive system fails to process the food you eat, your health goes for a toss.

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But when you can boost your digestive system and make it function well, your life again gets back on track. You will feel energetic and active. Now, let us discuss how to activate your digestive system when it slows down a bit.


Tip #1

Go for a walk. Physical activity has its own role in boosting the digestive function. Inactivity could hamper digestion in certain ways.


Tip #2

Ginger is a good remedy for many digestive issues. Ginger can keep your intestines and stomach in a good shape. Also, it enhances food adsorption.


Tip #3

Most of us never chew the food properly. It is important to chew every bite 8-9 times, until it is turned into a paste. Only then your food can be digested easily.


Tip #4

Probiotics are good for digestion. Also, fermented vegetables do a good job. Diarrhea, constipation and other digestive issues can be handled with the help of probiotics.


Tip #5

Drink some lemon juice 45 minutes before a major meal. This helps enhance your digestion.


Tip #6

Include hot red peppers in your diet. They contain capsaicin. Its a compound that helps in digestion. It also stimulates gastric juices and enhances the digestive process.


Tip #7

chewing fennel seeds after meals can also enhance digestion. These seeds release certain substances when chewed. They can relieve you of bloating too.

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Story first published: Friday, May 20, 2016, 14:46 [IST]
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