If you are experiencing digestion problems regularly, you are not alone! The number of people experiencing digestive issues is increasing, due to our modern lifestyles and diets. People don’t like to talk about digestive problems and rarely seek advice. At Evergreen, we regularly deal with customers who have digestive issues. Let’s take a look at the most common causes and solutions.
Bloating Due To Unknown Food Allergies or Intolerances
Practical Advice: Many of us are unaware if we have an intolerance or food allergy. Dairy and wheat are the most common food intolerances. First, we would suggest that you consider taking a food intolerance test. If you are against this idea, you could try giving up wheat or dairy for a time and see if your digestive health improves. Keep a food diary of what you are eating, note the days where you feel bloated or uncomfortable. This will help you to identify the foods which are causing your issues. At Evergreen, we have many wheat and dairy free breads, pastas and other products available.
Product Advice: Nature’s Plus Digestion Perfection GI Natural food supplement is currently one of the most effective digestive products on the market. It contains a large range of ingredients such as probiotics and enzymes that assist in breaking down foods for energy. It also helps to keep the gut moving and working and supports gut repair.
Bloating Due To Imbalance of Gut Flora
Practical Advice: Digestive issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, gas and bloating can be symptoms of an imbalance in your gut flora. Temporarily stay away from high sugar foods like sweets or fizzy drinks. Limit foods with a high yeast content such as white bread and beer. Make sure to eat plenty of wholefoods with high amounts of fibre. Fibres such as psyllium husks can help to keep the colon clean and help with the removal of bad bacteria.
Product Advice: Quest Tumbiotics is a high quality “friendly” bacteria supplement. It may help to re-balance the internal gut flora and reduce the symptoms associated with the overgrowth of bad bacteria such as bloating, wind, poor digestion and candida.
Bloating Due To Water Retention and Slow Metabolism
Practical Advice: Try to limit salty foods. Take the time to sit and relax when eating. Eat smaller meals more often rather than a big meal once or twice a day. Avoid eating too late in the evening.
Product Advice: Go Cal has been designed as a weight loss and water retention product. It contains apple cider vinegar and dandelion which helps to reduce water and bloating around the waist area. Other ingredients such as L-carnitine, chromium, L-tyrosine and green tea can help to burn fat and manage the appetite.
Bloating Due To Imbalance of Stomach Acid
Practical Advice: This imbalance can inhibit effective digestion. Symptoms include regular heartburn and indigestion after eating. When eating, try to eat slowly and chew more. The more you chew the more you are digesting the food in your mouth and reducing pressure on the stomach. Sit up straight when eating and digesting, often slumping forward or lying down can cause heartburn.
Product Advice: Udo’s Digestive Enzymes taken before meals can give you more digestive capability. If you are bloated after eating, chances are you are low in enzymes and hydrochloric acid. Taking an enzyme supplement can help to address this issue. We all have enzymes naturally in our tummies, but as we get older, eat bad foods, get stressed or ill, our natural levels reduce.
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