My great wish, a little naive, I must admit though, is that food manufacturers, governments and authorities commit themselves to producing only food in a respectful way that prioritizes dignity in human and environmental aspects. Food aimed at increasing our wellbeing and improving our health in every detail.
In my opinion, this way of producing our food would save huge quantities of money in medical expenses, and would also benefit our environment. It would make us more perceptive and keen to start thinking about improving other areas that affect our quality of life.
Minimize the intake of meat and heavy meals. Avoid every form of junk food. Delicious spanish croissants should only be present at the table to celebrate something extraordinary. The same is to be said of other foods such as cakes, hamburgers, fried foods and products with too much sugar or fat. Cheese can also be hard to digest. Lots of people have difficulties with gluten contained in foods. The more processed the food the more our body has to work to breakdown nutrients, apart from needing more enzymes and vitamins for these processes, sometimes we run short of this nutrients. Then we can have health problems such as flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, headache … etc.
If you take liquids with your meals, wait until you have finished eating and do not forget to drink in little sips.
Papaya, as well as pineapple, contains a series of enzymes that contribute to a good absorption of nutrients. There are supplements, pills or tablets, containing these enzymes. Both fruits are very good to help our digestive system decompose foods into nutrients. Many people that have problems of wheat intolerance, can tolerate millet, quinoa, buckwheat, rice or corn.
If you have problems with dairy products, do not forget that there are available lots of tasty milk alternatives such as almond, oat, soya, hemp drink.
One glass of red or white wine can also help improve digestion.
Lots of people think they have an excess stomach acid, but in fact what happens to them is exactly the opposite, they have not enough acid in the stomach. If there is an insufficient amount of stomach acid, foods do not reconvert to make it possible for the intestine to absorb them and, because of this, the body lose proteins, vitamins and minerals.
To guarantee a correct food absorption, taking enzymes could be helpful, they can be found in form of capsules. For example Mave i Form (for the stomach) Solaray´s enzymes, Kal-N-Zyme and digestive enzymes from Terra Nova.
Molkosan, one teaspoon, 2-3 times a week, regulates both insufficiency and too much stomach acid.
Many of us, old and even the youngest, have often stomach dysfunctions. To make it possible for the enzymes to act, it may be necessary to take vitamins and minerals. Most frequent deficiencies are specially B6, zinc and magnesium deficiencies. So take care and remember taking your vitamins/minerals daily.
If you are one of those people that think they do not digest their food adequately, the cause may be in the pancreas. This is due partly because of its many functions and partly because it may be overloaded both emotionally and nutritionally. You can help your pancreas with Carduus Marianus for example Milk Thistle from Solaray, Active Liver from New Nordic and Boldocynara from A. Vogel.
Vitamins supplements of group B, also with B5 and B6, can be beneficial as well. Chromium can also help as well as Liquorice root tea. Do not forget taking good oils.
The small intestine is important, it has an influence on nutrients digestion. If small intestine is not working properly, nutrients absorption can be reduced to a 60%. Then you will need 2-3 times the normal intake of vitamins and minerals.
If your intestines, both small and large, are working correctly with the adequate bacteria, these will provide your digestive system with a great number of vitamins of group B and K vitamin in big quantities. Occasionally taking additional supplements of probiotics may be a good idea, for example Biosym´s Omni Vegan Biotic Balance or Vita Biosa, which consists of 19 plants and fermented probiotics.
Look after your intestine! 70 to 80% of your immune system is depending on it!
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