10 Effective Ayurvedic Ways to Speed Up Your Digestive System!

As we all know that we all are in our homes, quarantined, not able to move as we used to do before the corona crisis. Less body movement and consuming yummy homemade food make our digestive system weak. This results in abdominal bloating, stomach gas, acidity, and even constipation. Good digestion is very important to keep the body healthy and mind focused on a particular work. Here we will look around the following 10 effective ways to speed up the digestive system.  

  1. Always try to avoid food incompatibilities –

The following food items should be avoided when you have to stay for a long duration in your house with less body movement as they hamper the digestion rate and lead to increased build-up of ama.

  • Milk and cream should never be combined with salty or sour tastes.
  • Melons should be avoided with heavy or fried food items.
  • Meat or fish should never be combined with milk.
  • Never try to cook or heat honey.
  1. The food preparation should be balanced with aids healthy digestion –
  • Prepare your food with love and care as everything is connected.
  • Do not prepare food when you are upset or distressed as the liver and digestion are adversely affected by negative emotions and will not help to digest the meal efficiently.
  1. Try to consume your food in a place that is designated for eating purposes in your home and not in front of the television or laptop.
  2. The dining area should be diffused with a pleasant aroma about an hour before you begin to eat. Consuming lemon, coriander, sweet orange, and mint are good choices to increase the appetite and get the digestive juice flowing.
  3. Try to eat in silence with all your senses focused on the aromas, flavors, colors, and textures on your plate.
  4. Mindful eating habits you must follow –
  • Never try to gulp down your food; savor each mouthful and chew well before you swallow.
  • Drinking a few sips of warm water during the meal will help digestion, but do not drink too much of any beverage.
  1. Sip on ginger tea throughout the day, and in between meals –
  • Ginger is known as a universal remedy for various ailments. Ginger roots help to relax the smooth muscles of the intestine and hence relieve symptoms of gas and cramping.
  • Ginger Tea is very refreshing and easy to prepare. Just add one teaspoon of grated or sliced fresh ginger root to a cup of hot water and sip it throughout the day.
  1. Try to meditate regularly – Meditation helps to restore the body’s homeostasis which in turn controls the digestion process. Try to start with 20 to 30 minutes either in the morning or in the evening.
  2. Yoga would work – The combination of yoga-like Mayurasana, Pavanamuktasana, Savasana helps to cure a variety of digestive discomfort and with better digestion comes more energy.
  3. Avoid overeating – The more food we eat our stomach is not able to break it down. Moreover, it results in producing more acid, thus causing reflux and indigestion. Ayurveda says that try to leave one-third to one-quarter of the stomach empty to allow space for the body to digest the meal.

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