As the festive season starts don’t forget to support your digestion! With all the rich food, over eating and extra alcohol, it’s easy to suffer with indigestion, bloating or gas, or even nausea, constipation and diarrhoea.
One of the best ways to support your digestion is with digestive enzymes, which help to breakdown the food we’re eating. These are particularly useful if you’re eating a large, heavy or rich meal, or when you’re eating out and you’re not sure if the meal contains a ‘problem’ food or not. So keep some digestive enzymes to hand at home and in your bag, so you’ve always got some available!
To get you started we have some FREE SAMPLES of Digestive Enzymes for you to try this month! So come in store and get a sample to take home with you. They get to work straight away, so can be used just for one meal here and there, as needed.
Take one at the beginning of a large, heavy or rich meal or with any meal that might have ‘problem’ foods in. If you forget to take it at the start of the meal, don’t worry you can just take it at the end (but while you still have food in your tummy).
There are also some great herbal teas to have after a meal, which are particularly good for supporting digestion. Try ones that include a blend of aniseed, cardamom, fennel, chicory and liquorice, or try ginger or camomile teas. Have one instead of an after dinner coffee or tea.
Finally, don’t forget to relax while you’re eating and chew, chew, chew as this also helps your digestion.
We all wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!
Please note that if you are on any medication, always check with your GP or healthcare practitioner before taking any supplements.
I’m Alison and I’m a Nutritional Therapist. I love encouraging people to try healthy foods and to show them how simple, quick and easy it is to eat healthily. I’m a busy mum with 2 children, one of whom has a disability and special needs, so meals have to be easy! I love getting my veggie box each week, baking healthy treats and being out in the countryside.