Bad eating habits we all have !!!
Digestion is how our body turns the sandwich into substances that can be used by our body. Unhealthy habits can cause poor digestion and symptoms are: bloating, diarrhea, gas,stomach pain, and stomach cramps says WebMD.
What to avoid:
1. Eating too quickly
Eating too quickly and not chewing the food can lead to poor digestion.Chewing makes food small and the gastric juices in your stomach can easily break it down. So chew well.
2. Drinking cold drinks while eating
According to nutritionist Susan E. Brown, PhD told Livestrong drinking ice water slows down the digestive process and cold liquids pass through the stomach more quickly, so that less of it remains to help with digestion. She recommends drinking warm drink .
3. Mixing proteins and starches
Physician Jeremey Klaslow, MD, says that combining proteins (fish, eggs, meat) with starches (potatoes, cereals, bread, sweets) is bad for the digestion process because the starches and proteins require two very different environments in the stomach .Body can only do one at a time so half of the meal isn’t digested optimally.
4. Eating late
Eating food late at night can cause stomach acids to flow into the esophagus, causing heartburn and indigestion.
5. Not drinking enough water while eating
The well known myth : drinking too much water during meals can dilute stomach acids and slow digestion according to MayoClinic s wrong.
They claim that fluids break down food and make them easier to digest. So drink a lot of warmer fluids during meals!
Stay healthy …