Is your appetite poor?Do you feel Belched?,on and off pain in abdomen?Burning Sensation in the throat? well you might me suffering from Indigestion.According to Ayurveda the indigestion is because of the poor release of digestive enzymes or Digestive fire.The whole digestive system is dependent on the digestive fire which digests the food properly and nourish the body. A healthy person is one whose Digestive fire is good.
Causes of Indigestion
Food items that increase the Vata in the body.
Food items and other things that slow down the digestive fire.
Signs of Indigestion
People with normal digestive fire digests the eaten food easily and without any complications,Even if the eat more than usual.People with weak digestive power is unable to digest the food even when he takes the food in less quantity.Weak Digestive Fire could lead to:
- G-I acid re-flux(Hyper-acidity)
- Excessive flatus
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Abdominal pains
- Gastric ulcers
- Abnormal bowel habits
Tips to Improve the Digestion
Fasting: After a day of unhealthy and over eating, fasting the next day is a good idea to balance the calories. Fasting does not mean you have stay empty stomach all day. One can also fast by consuming fruits and vegetables.
Light exercise: light exercises like swimming, walking and jogging are best to improve the digestion prior to a meal.
Bath: Bathing prior to the meal energizes the body, freshens up the mood and increases the hunger.
Appetizers: Ginger, vinegar, sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt, lemon, coriander, cumin has been used as appetizers for a long time. An appetizer corrects the digestion by stimulating digestive enzymes.
Detox: Enema and non habit-forming laxatives should be used judiciously to counter constipation and indigestion.Add Epsom salt, lime juice and apple cider vinegar to warm water, mix well drink this colon cleanses first thing in the morning. This should clean the bowel with a marked difference.
Develop a habit of clean eating, cook food thoroughly and chew properly. When digestion is weak always eat light meals.
High Fiber diet: Eat fiber rich diet including fruits and vegetables.