Relieving digestive problems can be done through food and beverages that you may already have in your own kitchen.
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Constipation, upset stomach and gas pains? All can result in uncomfortable and even embarrassing moments. A simple solution that works and practiced in many countries is Drinking Lemon Water.
There is a natural way to soothe intestinal pain, reduce flatulence and relieve constipation, without using a laxative, thereby providing your body with the necessary fluid intake, Vitamin C and potassium to flush out excess sodium, keeping your organs (i.e. heart, kidneys ) and muscles healthy and the electrolytes in balance.
Malic Acid, a common ingredient used in over the counter “upset stomach” medication, is a “Naturally occuring Organic element” within lemons. The alkaline malic acid is introduced to the stomach working with the pH balance and then into the intestinal tract, reducing the negative effects of enzymes that contribute to gas and bacteria.
The SECRET HEALTH HINT comes from one of the many benefits of a lemon. A simple recipe will provide immediate results:
1. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into a glass of water. Do this once or twice a day if you are under 150 pounds/83 kilo’s, once in the morning and once at night.
2. Over 150 pounds/ 83 kilo’s, squeeze the juice of 1 whole lemon in a glass of warm water, twice a day.
Fiber and exercise will also “get things moving” and should be a regular part of ones daily dietary intake. Food and beverages that may assist
in synthesizing bile salts and secreting bile acids, returning you to comfort are: berries, watermelon, celery, spinach, dandelion, artichokes, fennel or dandelion tea and spices like fennel seeds, turmeric, or red pepper flakes. (see quantities below.) All credited to contributing to the success of a healthy body. (Suffer from IBS? Include these foods & beverages in your daily intake.)
Lastly, keep your muscles toned by scheduling a walk 20 minutes per day to improve your overall digestion and stay in a regular way!
By Kimberly Crocker-Scardicchio
Include the following foods into your daily routine to relieve stomach discomfort and promote regular bowel movements.
1/3 cup berries of choice
1/2 cup watermelon
1-2 stalks celery
1 cup spinach salad
1/3 cup sauteed dandelion greens
1/4 cup artichokes
1/3 cup sliced fennel
12-18 fennel seeds can be chewed on per day
1/4 tsp turmeric added to potatoes, rice or pasta
1/8 tsp of pepper flakes to soups and vegetables
Drink plenty of water and tea! 2-4 cups of fennel or dandelion tea a day will also relieve discomfort of the stomach.
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