Strong digestion is a key to excellent health. Before your body can use the chemicals in the food you eat, the food must be broken down into its basic components and then absorbed.
Today, most people have weak digestion due to poor eating habits, such as overeating and eating on the run. This leads to bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and other digestive disturbances. Poor digestion also impairs absorption of nutrients, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and other problems.
Here are three simple eating habits that you can use to instantly improve your digestion:
1. Avoid drinking with meals
Drinking with meals dilutes your digestive juices and interferes with digestion. For best digestion, wait at least an hour after eating to resume drinking. Before meals, wait 10 or 15 minutes after drinking to begin eating.
2. Rest 10-minutes before and after each meal
Eating on the run keeps your sympathetic nervous system active, diverting energy away from digestion. Improperly digested food may rot or putrefy in the intestines, creating a toxic situation.
Digestion is activated the most when you are relaxed. Avoid eating while driving, when angry or upset, or while standing in front of the refrigerator. Instead, sit down, relax, and rest for at least 10 minutes before and after you eat.
3. Avoid snacking between meals
Snacking throughout the day is hard on digestion. For best digestion, eat meals on a schedule—about 4-5 hours apart. This allows your digestive tract to rest and rebuild between meals.
Intermittent fasting is popular today for this reason. However, it is not needed if you space your meals 4-5 hours apart and avoid eating before bed. I do not recommend intermittent fasting because we need more nutrition today, not less.
If you have chronic low blood sugar, you may need to eat more often until your blood sugar stabilizes. However, do not just snack while you are working or driving. Instead, sit down, relax, and have a small meal, even if it’s a simple meal with one or two foods.
Summary and Conclusion
How you eat is as important as what you eat. You can eat the best foods in the world, but if your digestion is impaired, you won’t get the full value from the food that you eat. Improperly digested food can also add toxicity to the body.
Use these three eating habits to help get the most out of your food and clear up digestive issues. They can make a big difference in your health!
BONUS: Take a digestive aid.
Digestive aids are products that are designed to help breakdown and absorb your food. I like GB-3 from Endomet Labs. This product is a combination of ox bile, pancreatin, and black radish root. These ingredients help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
GB-3 is also a powerful liver cleanser. I’ve been using GB-3 every day for over seven years. GB-3 is different from most digestive aids because the ingredients are derived from animal sources. These appear to be more powerful than plant-based enzymes. Below is an old publication from Endomet Labs about GB-3.
If you want to strengthen your digestion, you’re going to love GB-3. Many people notice improvement after the first pill!
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