Regular digestion is very important for our health and normal life. Digestion helps remove excess toxins accumulated in the body so when it is not working properly it not only means we accumulate toxins, but it manifests on our behavior and everyday functioning, simply said, poor digestion means poor quality of life.
However, why digestion sometimes slows down could be a matter of many things including low fiber diet, insufficient physical activity or some more complex issues like slow metabolism or lazy bowels.
Nevertheless, nature offers us some remedies we may use to improve our digestion or at least alleviate some bigger problems. And let’s start from the simplest, most common of them all.
Perhaps you’ve never thought about it, but water plays an important role when it comes to regular digestion. Not bringing enough water into the body may contribute to constipation. Water is essential for good digestion, it softens stool and most certainly helps waste keep moving and going where it supposes to go.
Yoghurt, like all other fermented products, are very good probiotics and probitoics help restore bacterial microflora, crucial for healthy functioning of gut.
Oat flakes belong to rich fiber foods that are known to stimulate peristaltic motion.
Flax seeds and psyllium flakes
These two work on the same principe. By softening the stool they enable regular digestion.
Prunes are one of the best known and most common natural laxatives we use when we have digestion problems. Prunes are full of magnesium and diet fibres which facilitate peristaltic movement.
Like prunes, fresh figs are known to contain magnesium and diet fibres and can therefore also be used as a natural way to treat digestive problems.