Heavy digestions are frequent especially when the food is copious and also in summer with high temperatures. Sometimes there is an organic problem behind them, but many times this can be solved with some guidelines.
Eat Foods With Dietary Fiber
fruits and seasonal vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes such as lentils and chickpeas, whole wheat products and whole grains such as amaranth, quinoa, wheat, maize and barley have a high content of dietary fiber that is perfect for good digestion. As the specialist points out, it regulates “bowel movements and has other benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity and being overweight.”
Regular Meal Hours
Changing the time for breakfast, lunch or dinner is detrimental to health, as well as being one of the causes of heavy digestion. “Maintaining regular schedules causes our body to get into a rhythm and the biological clock, which is commanded by circadian rhythms, is synchronized,” he explains.
Limit Foods In Your Balanced Diet
Dairy products, very sugary drinks or foods, red meat and foods that are very spicy or with many spices can cause heavy digestion, so it is advisable to take them from time to time.
Acidity is another of the symptoms of heavy digestion and among its causes, according to the consultant in nutrition and integral health, are “highly processed foods, alcohol, sugar, soft drinks and prolonged fasting.”
the fact that the combination of certain foods, depending on each person, is what can cause indigestion. In this sense, the nutrition specialist affirms that “it is recommended to eat the fruit alone as a mid-morning snack and combine vegetables with cereals or vegetables with foods of animal origin”.
The fast pace of life means that on many occasions you eat in front of the computer without stopping working. This can cause heavy digestion, so the nutrition expert advises “eat slowly and chew each bite for at least 15-30 seconds. This is how the pieces of food are crushed and the enzymes in the mouth begin to break down the nutrients. It also gives the body an opportunity to send a signal to the brain that the stomach is full.”
It is not mandatory to go to the gym every day, but walking is recommended to promote gastrointestinal movement. In this sense, Río de la Loza advises “walking at least 30 minutes a day” to achieve good digestion.
Drinking two to three liters of water a day promotes good digestion, but the debate is open about whether it is beneficial to drink or not during meals.