3 reasons why your digestion is not as good as it could be!

10th June 2022

Did you know good digestion is the foundation for your whole body’s health? Many factors can contribute to bad digestion, and this blog will go over 3 of these! 

  1. Are you drinking enough water?

Water is necessary for healthy digestion from start to finish! Even being slightly dehydrated is a one-way street to constipation and struggles with your digestion. Water is effective saliva which contains digestive enzymes to break down fats and carbohydrates in your mouth.  The gastric juices in your stomach need water as it is an important part of your stomach’s acid! Along with this water is needed to produce the mucus that coats the inside of your stomach which protects it from acids and enzymes. Drinking water will help to absorb nutrients! 

If you aren’t drinking enough water, why not try drinking herbal teas during your day!?

  1. Are you listening to your body?

This is something that can be overlooked when it comes to digestion. Once you start paying attention to this you will see a difference! 

When your stomach is grumbling, it is a sign from your brain that you are hungry, if you’re not feeling this then it might not be time to eat! However, if you do ignore the signs it could also affect your digestion in a negative way! So be sure to listen to your body. 

  1. Are you eating too much sugar and processed food? 

This one may be obvious but eating sugar and processed foods means you’re not eating enough fibre, so you won’t be nourishing your gut microbiome. It’s important to look after your body, the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients you get in your diet to help your body manage stress.  

Sugar and processed foods are known to cause bloating and constipation. If you’re struggling with bloating, get in touch with eternalbeing today! 

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