A he althy digestive system is the key to good he alth. Did you know that about 70% of immune cells are found in the gut? Stress, unhe althy diet, taking certain medications, premenstrual syndrome are just some of the factors that can lead to bloating, flatulence, bloating, constipation and other digestive ailments.
That is why it is important to pay attention to our body, to ensure the consumption of a sufficient amount of fresh water, but to add to our menu other useful drinks for digestion. Check out some of them.
Ginger root is known for its ability to relieve gastrointestinal problems.A 2019 study published in Food Science and Nutrition shows that ginger contains compounds that may reduce the risk of or relieve ailments such as gas, cramping, nausea, bloating and indigestion, among other he alth problems, related to the intestines.
Aroma ginger is a great addition to meals, soups, smoothies, and we can also consume it in the form of tea. Last but not least, it is also known to help boost immunity.
One of the best herbs for improving digestion is chamomile. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. This is why it is believed to help reduce stomach and intestinal cramps.
Chamomile tea is a wonderful drink that we can use to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome as well, as western studies show that it helps to relax the muscles in the intestines and speed up the time between meals and bowel movements.
Specialists recommend not to consume more than 3 cups of chamomile tea per day. Chamomile, like ginger, is recommended during colds and flu.
Probiotics play a vital role in maintaining good gut he alth. The good thing is that we can get them by consuming fermented foods and drinks, or in the form of nutritional supplements, of course after consulting a doctor. Probiotics are live microorganisms that thrive in the gut and are known for their many he alth benefits, the main one being improving the he alth of the digestive system.
On the other hand, prebiotics are carbohydrates or fibers (such as chicory root, bananas, artichokes, leeks, asparagus and others) that serve as food for the good gut bacteria or probiotics.
A combination of both works best for our he alth. Kefir (available in supermarkets) for example is a great drink that is rich in probiotics and helps improve gut he alth. Kombucha is also recommended, as is sauerkraut juice.
In the list of herbal teas that improve digestion and gut he alth is the aromatic peppermint tea. Mint contains the natural compound menthol, which is found in its leaves.
Mint tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and thus helps reduce the risk of cramps and inflammation in the intestines. It may also help relieve symptoms of nausea, gas, bloating or indigestion.
Mint tea is generally safe, but should be consumed in moderation according to the dosage recommended by your doctor. Usually 1-2 cups of tea are sufficient as daily consumption. If we overdo it with this drink, there is a risk of exacerbating our ailments.