Here’s an interesting article I came across from Bel Marra Health regarding gut health eating the right foods to improve your digestive system.
From ancient times people have understood the importance of a good digestive system and healthy digestion. As the philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau rightly said, “A good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.” How right he is. One can have all the riches in the world, and all the good things that money can buy, but if their digestion is not good, it can take all the joy out of life.
The digestive system is one of the most sensitive parts of our body. That’s why it’s very sensitive to the modern fast-paced life we live, and also to the unhealthy, easily available foods that we eat every day. As we cannot personally change the pace of the world, it makes sense for us to consume foods that promote digestion.
The Ayurvedic concept of digestive fire
As you can imagine, most foods that improve digestive health are natural. Many of these have been used as remedies in the ancient Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda. According to Ayurvedic principles “Agni,” or “digestive fire,” plays an important role in digestion. (Agni is the root of the English word “ignite.”)
Good digestive fire helps your stomach secrete acid to help break down foods and facilitate the action of digestive enzymes secreted by your pancreas and intestines. It stimulates your liver and gallbladder, producing bile to digest fat more efficiently and better absorb fat-soluble vitamins. All these biological processes can be boosted by putting together a plan, including easy-to-digest foods and foods that promote optimal digestion.
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