The feeling of heaviness after a meal even though you have not eaten a large meal or eaten only a light and simple meal can cause great discomfort and distress. A miserable sensation starting from your stomach can be felt in the gut and you begin to wish you had not eaten at all. This usually happens when your digestive tract has slowed down and is not producing enough digestive enzymes to break and digest the food. This sluggishness leads to other problems such acidity, nausea, constipation, gas and heartburn. You need never experience any of these discomforts if you only follow a few routine measures on a regular basis.
Here Are 5 Ways To Prevent Bloating And Indigestion:
Ginger has innumerable excellent medicinal properties which can take care of a wide range of diseases and disorders. It is a superb remedy for enhancing digestion and for strengthening the digestive system. Cut one pound of fresh ginger into thin slivers and put it in a clean glass jar. Squeeze the juice of a few lemons over the ginger until it is well soaked into it. Add two teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of black pepper powder. Shake well, cover the jar and leave it under the sun for a few days. Eat a few pieces of the lemon soaked ginger after every meal. Ginger will not only promote digestion and relieve bloating but it will also alleviate nausea, constipation and gas.
Fenugreek seeds have powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which prevent the colonization of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms in the stomach and the colon and soothe gastrointestinal inflammation. They also have mucilaginous properties which provide a protective coating to the lining of the stomach and the intestines and prevent ulcers. The seeds are rich in fiber which aid digestion and provide bulk to the food and help it to be eliminated easily and smoothly out of the gut thus preventing the putrefaction of food and rise of malodorous gases. Grind fenugreek seeds to a fine powder and store it in an airtight jar. Every night, before going to bed swallow one teaspoon of fenugreek powder with a cup of warm milk.
Poor digestion relates into less nutrients and less energy which means that since the nutrients are not properly assimilated and absorbed, the cells in the body do not receive adequate nourishment which in turn leads to weak tissues of the muscles, nerves and blood. Clarified butter not only improves digestion but it also dissolves all the toxins and helps in the elimination of the waste thus keeping the gut clean healthy and strong. Mix one teaspoon of clarified butter with a cup of milk and drink it every night before going to bed.
Cumin seeds are rich in essential minerals and vitamins which stimulate the production of digestive enzymes thereby aiding digestion and the absorption of nutrients from the food. Cumin seeds are also rich in fiber and antioxidants which suppress the harmful bacteria and other microorganisms and protect the digestive system from infections. If you chew half a teaspoon of cumin seeds after a meal, you will never experience indigestion, bloating and gas and moreover you will be able to keep your entire digestive system strong and well functioning.
Churn some fresh homemade curd until the butter floats on the top. Skim the butter and keep the remaining buttermilk for drinking. After a meal, especially the mid-day meal, drink a glass of the cool and nourishing buttermilk to strengthen your stomach and to enable it to break down the food for proper digestion. Buttermilk also keeps the colon in a clean and healthy condition and the healthy bacteria present in it disallow the growth of harmful bacteria and infections.