The long holiday has begun, and as various places have started to open up, people are eagerly travelling to different places and trying out various local cuisines, many of which may be fried or high in sugar content. Overeating can easily cause digestive problems, and there are several reasons for digestive problems, including:
1) Unbalanced diet
The lack of certain necessary nutrients in the diet can affect the secretion of digestive enzymes in the intestine, which in turn affects the digestion and absorption of food. For example, the lack of fiber and protein in the diet may lead to constipation and diarrhea. Foods that are too greasy, high in sugar, and simple carbohydrates can easily increase stomach pressure, affecting the secretion and digestive function of gastric juice. These foods are difficult to digest and require more time and energy for digestion and absorption, increasing the chances of bloating, heartburn, and loss of appetite.
Excessive stomach load can affect the secretion and digestive function of gastric juice, leading to bloating, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. At the same time, it can also affect the normal operation of the intestines, increase intestinal pressure, and affect the normal transport and absorption of food, leading to constipation and diarrhea.
3) Inadequate digestive enzymes
Digestive enzymes are enzymes that can break down nutrients such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in food. They are a key component in the normal operation of the digestive system. If there is a lack of digestive enzymes, the nutrients in the food cannot be fully broken down and absorbed, leading to gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, and malnutrition.
4) Eating too quickly
If one eats too quickly and does not chew their food thoroughly, it will require more time and energy for the stomach to digest and break down the food, which can easily cause problems such as bloating, heartburn, and stomach pain.
5) Chronic stress
When the body is in a state of chronic stress, stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are released. These hormones can affect the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and cause a decrease in digestive function. The intestinal movement slows down, causing food to stay in the intestines for too long, which can lead to bloating, heartburn, and constipation.
If the problem is not fundamentally improved, it will only worsen and be difficult to cure in old age. Therefore, it is important to improve our lifestyle and diet as soon as possible to prevent more problems from accumulating in the future. Starting now, here are some methods that I have summarized to help everyone improve their condition:
1) Pay attention to eating speed
When eating too quickly, people's attention is focused on eating, and they neglect the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. This makes the gastrointestinal tract unable to respond promptly to the feeling of fullness, which further promotes appetite and leads to overeating and poor eating habits. Chewing food thoroughly and slowing down eating speed allows saliva to mix fully with the food. The smaller the food particles are broken down, the less work the gastrointestinal tract must do, reducing the risk of digestive problems.
2) Take a walk after a meal
Walking can promote intestinal peristalsis, increase the contraction of the intestinal wall, and accelerate the passage of food from the stomach into the intestines, which helps digestion. Moreover, it can help promote metabolism, accelerate the body's metabolism of nutrients in food, and aid in digestion and absorption.
3) Drink more water
Drinking more water can increase the liquid in the digestive system, help dilute stomach acid and gastric juice, and promote digestion. Moreover, water can clean out the waste and toxins in the intestines and maintain intestinal health.
4) Eat more food that helps improve digestive problems
Oats contain rich amounts of vitamin B and vitamin E, which help enhance the function of the digestive system and promote digestion and absorption of food. They can also increase the secretion of gastric acid and gastric juice, as well as increase the speed of gastric peristalsis.
Apples contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, which can enhance the body's immune system and maintain the normal function of the digestive system. They contain rich polyphenolic compounds, such as anthocyanins and flavonoids, which have strong antioxidant properties. These compounds can help resist damage from free radicals, reduce damage to the body, and promote overall health and normal function of the digestive system.
5) Consume Step 1 / PRO-ACTIZYME
Step 1 accelerates the elimination of excess waste in the intestines, and reduces the time food stays in the intestines, thus avoiding the production of toxins. Aloe vera can soften stools and make bowel movements smoother, quickly restoring a flat belly. In addition, after consuming Step 1 regularly, I usually consume a packet of PRO-ACTIZYME after a meal on alternate days or one hour after Step 3. The patented ingredients effectively promote food digestion, enhance digestion, improve basal metabolic function, cultivate beneficial bacteria, and suppress harmful bacteria, thus fostering a lean physique.
I hope everyone, like me, can enjoy the freedom of the air and delicious food while travelling but also maintain a healthy digestive system, and enjoy more happiness brought by travelling!