9 HOME REMEDIES FOR DIGESTIVE ISSUES

Food is the best source of our nourishment and, when it is prepared well, it satiates both our mind and body. Unfortunately, there are some people who are unable to enjoy their food to the fullest as they suffer from dyspepsia or indigestion. This condition occurs when there is a problem with the action of the digestive juices or the enzymes in the belly. This shows up in the form of bloating, heartburn, gas and a general feeling of sluggishness. There are a variety of home-based remedies that you can rely on to get relief from indigestion.

One of the foods that you can consume to relieve your indigestion is ginger. It contains a volatile oil that helps get rid of flatulence. Add some peeled and grated ginger into a glass of water and sip on it from time to time. You could also add ginger to the food that you consume to enjoy a better digestive process. 

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Peppermint tea


Peppermint also contains a volatile oil that helps improve your digestion. Boil a few peppermint leaves along with a glass of water and sip on the warm peppermint tea. You can also add a few drops of edible peppermint oil into a glass of warm water to get relief from indigestion. However, peppermint is known to aggravate the acidic levels in the body and consuming it when you have heartburn may not be the right remedy. 

Fibre


People who have a problem with constipation generally suffer from a sluggish feeling along with bloating and gas. In some cases, they may also experience a slight headache or a feeling of lethargy which is not ideal. To deal with these symptoms, it is best to increase the fibre in your diet. This will ensure that your bodily wastes get eliminated easily. Bananas and leafy vegetables are rich in fibre and can help deal with problems like constipation. 

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Figs


Figs are known to contain certain proteins that induce a natural laxative action, which can be very useful when dealing with digestive issues like constipation. You can soak the figs overnight and eat them in the morning. You can also drink the water in which the figs are soaked to enable you to pass stools without straining your body. 

Fennel


Fennel or saunf is known to contain volatile components that are useful in reducing flatulence. Fennel seeds can be consumed right after a meal to better your digestion or it can be added to a glass of water and boiled to make a warm tea that will help soothe the irritation in the stomach. 

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Eat slowly, chew well


Wolfing down your meals makes you swallow a greater amount of gas than when you chew slowly. When you gobble your food, there is no time for the salivary juices to work on the food in the mouth and this increases the load on the digestive system. The best way to overcome this issue is to chew slowly, which results in better digestion of the food that you consume. 

Get meal timings right


Skipping breakfast and going straight to lunch creates a big gap between meals. This can lead to heartburn, gastric irritation and acidity. In addition to this, if you eat too fast or consume more calories to assuage your hunger, a greater strain is placed on the digestive system. When you do this every day, you are providing an open invitation to conditions like chronic indigestion, constipation and bloating. The best way to overcome this problem is to consume meals at more frequent intervals and make sure that you don't miss out on your breakfast. In addition to this, make sure you consume your dinner at least 2 - 3 hours before going to bed so that your digestion process starts well before you fall asleep. 

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Keep stress at bay


Stress and anxiety are linked to many of the problems related to the digestive system. Stress and digestive issues form a vicious cycle wherein stress lead to digestive problems and increased digestive problems lead to increased stress. This is not good for the mind or the body. When you feel stressed, practice yoga, meditation or physical exercise to get relief and, over time, you will notice a gradual decrease in stress-related digestive problems. 

Avoid cold foods and drinks at mealtimes


Consuming cold foods and drinks at mealtimes can reduce the effectiveness of the digestive juices and enzymes present in your body. This leads to several digestive problems. Therefore, it is best to eat food and drink at room temperature or even at a slightly warm temperature to ensure that your digestive system works to absorb all the nutrients present in the food. 

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These are a few tips that can help you build a better digestive system. If you are faced with indigestion, try any of these remedies to get temporary relief from the irritation and pain. However, if the pain and the problem persists, it is best to visit a doctor and uncover the real reason behind indigestion so that it gets treated at the earliest. 

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