4 out of 5 people suffer from digestion problems like acidity, gas, heatburn, upset stomach, constipation, or diarrhoea. Digestion problems if ignored now can have negative impacts in the future. When people suffer from these digestion problems, they usually take the help of tablets and liquid syrups that provide instant relief.
Why do that, when the medicine and cure to all these digestion problems are in your kitchen itself? The food items that we add while making ‘ghar ka khana’ are the ones that help provide relief.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera):
Seeds that add a flavor to the dishes are one of the best remedies to soothe your stomach. Cumin seeds are said to improve the speed of digestion. They are also known for helping in generating bile from liver which is required to digest fats and other nutrients in the gut.
Mint Leaves (Pudina):
One of the most effective and quick remedy specifically for acidity and gas problems is chewing about 8-10 fresh mint leaves which triggers the gland responsible for generating bile and also helps in relaxing the muscles of your digestive tract. Mint is fibrous in nature which helps in curing constipation.
They are high in fibre which ensures a balance in blood sugar levels. Carrots contain two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble, both of which are required for good digestion of food. Fibre helps move the food smoothly through your digestive tracts pushing maximum of it to the stool thereby preventing constipation.
Carom Seeds (Ajwain):
Carom seeds are known to keep the stomach healthy. It is best for indigestion and gas. Carom seeds are also said to increase gastro-intestinal secretions which helps in enhancing the efficiency of digestive functions.
Very effective to relieve constipation, Chia seeds are one of the most common ways to treat indigestion. The fiber existent in the seeds helps maintain a balance in the speed of digestion. This in turn keeps the sugar level from spiking. Moreover, the seeds are also said to act as a natural coolant for the digestive system.
Eating a piece of jaggery after a meal is an old Indian tradition that has almost vanished. This tradition had a strong reason behind it. Jaggery is known for activating the digestive enzymes in our body which helps in proper digestion of food. Having Jaggery after a meal also helps in cleansing the liver and flushing the toxins outside the body.
All the above mentioned come to us from nature and have no side effects unless you are allergic to them. They not only provide instant relief but help your body in many other ways.