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5 Tips To Boost Digestion

Optimal digestion is so important, yet it tends to be something that most of us struggle with.

When digestion is functioning properly, it is breaking down nutrients in order to absorb them to utilize in other body functions or to provide us with energy.

Digestion also assists with growth and cell repair.

Let's ensure you're experiencing the best digestion possible, it keeps us healthy.

My 5 Tips

1. Slow Down When You Eat

We tend to be very busy these days, and if we're eating on the go, our bodies are not necessarily prepared to break down our food.

  • Take a 3 deep breaths before you eat.

  • Show gratitude for the meal in front of you.

  • Take in the beauty and smells before your first bite.

2. Eat All 3 Meals Daily

There is a misconception that skipping meals helps to manage weight. It's not true. If you balanced out 2 larger meals daily into 3, your digestion, metabolism, and weight would be much better off.

Our bodies require regular energy, so having 3 meals a day helps. Even better if you are a snacker and prefer 4-5 smaller meals. Just note, you do need time in between your "meals/snacks" to give your body time to digest properly.

3. Consume A Variety Of Fruits & Vegetables Each Day

Aim for 7+ fruits and veggies per day and try to have a wide variety of options throughout the week. Eating the rainbow allows for optimal digestion by providing your body with ample amounts of fibre. This also helps to decrease your chances of illness.

4. Eat Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotic foods are what your healthy gut microbiome feeds off of to keep your digestive bacteria in balance.

  • Onions

  • Garlic

  • Bananas

  • Apples

  • Whole Oats

  • Chickpeas

  • Lentils

  • Lots more!

5. Be Sure To Consume Probiotic Foods To Boost Your Gut Microbiome

  • Kimchi

  • Kefir

  • Sauerkraut

  • Kombucha

  • Miso

  • Gherkins or Pickles (preserved in salty water and fermented)

What can you do to boost your digestion this week?

Need help? Contact me about my Holistic Balance program.


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