Any substance consumed that fulfills the nutrient requirements of the body is known as food. Digestive foods are rich in calcium, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fats. If our list of food lacks the required nutrient, then our body suffers from various deficiencies and chronic diseases.
Types of digestive food
- Vegetarian – green vegetable, fruit, grain, pulses, legumes, seed, herbs, spices, etc.
- Non-vegetarian – meat, seafood, egg, dairy product, etc.
“As we eat, we will become like that“
As in the Twenty-first Century, life is very fast. Everyone is looking for near food places. No one has time for a healthy diet. In this fast-moving lifestyle due to irregular food time and incompatible food causes indigestion.
What is Indigestion?
When food is not completely breakdown into small water-soluble food molecules and it doesn’t absorb completely into blood plasma is called indigestion.
Indigestion/dyspepsia leads to acidity, hyperacidity leads to constipation, chronic constipation leads to piles. If you have regular indigestion, consult your doctor before it is too late.
Causes of Indigestion:
- Due to the consumption of contaminated water and food.
- Incompatible food like oily, spicy food.
- Climatic change.
- Depression and hypertension.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and smoking.
- Painkiller and antibiotic drugs.
We all love to eat packaged and fried food. But it contains food additives like preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, and flavor enhancers. Due to high fatty substances, irregular oil quantity, and unhygienic (sometimes) causes indigestion. Even fast food like pizza, burgers, noodles, and other drinking and dairy products take a larger time (more than normal) to digest because of high protein substance, oil, and fat.
Packaged and fast food make you feel lazy and sleepy, it is because it takes more time in the digestion process. I suggest you eat such type of food in limited quantity so that the chances of having its adverse effect will be minimized.
Remedies for indigestion
The doctor suggests patients boil food before eating. Boiling digestive food items kills all harmful bacteria and contaminants present in it. It is suggested to boil water before drinking. It is a well-known fact that boiled food and water are easy to digest.
As we all know, life expectancy at birth in Japan is 84 years which is four years higher than the OECD average of 80 years. The life expectancy of women in Japan is 87 years, compared with 81 years for men, it is all because of good life standard and boiled food menus. So, you think that how boiled food affects life expectancy.
Apart from boiled food, the salad also does great for digestion. Eating salad along with digestive food helps in digestion and also enhance your beauty. Salads like radish, tomato, carrot, cabbage, onion, lemon, etc are very good for health. The antioxidants present in it helps our body to fight against diseases.
Curd is the best natural medicine for indigestion. Good bacteria present in curd is good for health and stomach.
Fasting once a week is also a good method to improve digestion. Take fruit and water for the whole day and at night do the little dinner, it will improve your digestive capacity. Never eat too much after fasting, otherwise, your fasting will become your greatest mistake.
Fruits and vegetables like yogurt, apple, chia seed, papaya, beet, ginger, dark green vegetable, peppermint are also good for your digestion.
Routine for a healthy life
For a healthy life, I suggest a routine that I personally follow, it really works.
“Wake up early leads to good sleep at night”
NEVER SLEEP AT NOON. TAKE A SNAP OF 20 TO 30 MINUTES IF REQUIRED.
Start your day with a walk at least 500 meters and after that do some warm-up exercise. Take a heavy breakfast (Include milk, sprouts, and fruits) that gives you energy for hard work till noon. At noon, your menu must have pulses, cereals, and green vegetable that fulfills your protein, fiber, and carbohydrate requirement. In dinner, take light food which is not oily or not fast food. Finish your dinner with sweet.
Maintain time interval between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch is about four hours after breakfast and dinner is about eight hours after lunch. One thing that you have to keep in mind is that whatever food we consume, never drink water instantly. Drink water at least after one hour. Chew food well before swallow. Instead of eating too much at a time, eat in every four hours interval.
“Do breakfast like a king, take lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a beggar”
“When we eat is more important than what we eat”