There are some days when your stomach just needs a break.
Eating too much rich food such as Nasi Lemak, Foie Gras or Pavlova cake is just hard work on the stomach.
It’s sometime good to cut back and give your stomach a little space. To just chill.
So how do we do this?
1. Consider a fast – a liquid fast does wonders for the digestive system, and helps you detox as well in the process. Fasting allows for the body’s enzyme system to focus on detoxifying and breaking down toxins in the body quickly and efficiently without the job of heavy food digestion.
2. Consider taking probiotics – Probiotics are the good bacteria that your stomach and gut needs to stay healthy and work efficiently. Eating plenty of probiotic-rich cultured foods will enhance your digestion and boost your immune system. You don’t need to just take supplements – foods like yogurt and tempeh are rich in probiotics so just add these to your diet. Your intestines are home to 500 million bacteria, some good and some bad. Recent research suggests that the more good bacteria in your gut, the stronger your immune system will be. Probiotics are often referred to as “good bacteria”—they help the body absorb important vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, chromium, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, just to name a few. Work these probiotic foods into your eating routine to boost your GI (gastrointestinal) health.
3. Consider a liquid diet approach – Solid food is obviously harder to digest than liquids. So here’s a way to give your stomach a break. Try this super probiotic charged smoothie, that will kick-start your day with great gusto, yet is still kind to the stomach!
3 slices of young ginger
2 cups blueberries
1 cup broccoli
1 cups spinach
1 tablespoon flax seeds
2 tablespoons maca powder
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 cupe *yogurt
*Yogurt is a great source of probiotics that keep a healthy balance in your gut. Studies suggest that probiotics can help ease lactose intolerance. They also may help tame gas, diarrhea, and other digestive problems. You can pay extra for special digestive yogurt brands, but any with “live and active cultures” listed are the best ones to choose.