When you take a bite of an apple, that bite doesn’t go directly into your bloodstream. The bite of apple must be properly dealt with by your whole digestive system before it is utilized by the body.
So the saying, “You are what you eat!” isn’t quiet right- it’s more like, “You are what you digest.”
Your digestive tract, or gut, is a protective barrier between the outside world and the inside of your body.
Everything that goes into your gut will be processed before it goes into your bloodstream.
It’s imperative that your digestive system is working efficiently. You need optimal levels of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, stomach acid, essential fatty acids, bile, and healthy bacteria in order to properly digest your food and absorb nutrients.
Without the right amounts of nutrients, you might feel tired, achy, moody, sad, a lack of motivation or concentration, bloated, and sick-All because you’re not properly digesting food!
A compromised gut is, in many cases, the root cause of health issues. Stomach pains and bloating aren’t the only symptoms of poor digestion. Poor nutrient absorption can cause so many other issues.
No matter your ailment, even emotional blahs, the first question to ask yourself is, “Have I been mindful of how I might be digesting my nutrients? “
General tips for better digestion:
•3 deep breaths before you eat
•Chew each bite 25 times
•Eat some fermented foods daily
•Use digestive enzymes especially if you’re over 30yrs old.
Brenda L. Lewis
Working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over ten years now, I thrive on helping people