Did you know what you eat and drink and how
much you exercise can play a role in your digestive health?
Exercise plays a huge part in digestion.
Regular physical activity increases blood flow to your organs and helps you to
maintain a healthy weight. It also helps to keep food moving through your
digestive system and reduces constipation.
Food processing and preparation combined
with lifestyle can impact how we feel and how our body digests it. Here are
some ideas of foods and drinks to consume more and less of when it comes to
Water – helps you to flush out
your body of bad toxins and keeps your digestive system working efficiently.
Yogurt – contains probiotics
which regulates the amount of healthy bacteria in your system and normalises
Lean meat – try turkey, chicken
or pork, which are usually leaner than red meats.
Kimchi - a Korean favourite
usually made with cabbage, radish, or onion and spices. The main ingredient is
usually cabbage, which promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. Be
cautious of spices though if they trigger digestive problems for you.
Fish – contains good fats and
Wholegrains – full of fibre
which is good for digestion e.g. brown rice, oats, nuts, whole-wheat bread.
Bananas – help to restore
normal bowel function and full of potassium and electrolytes
Ginger – can help to relieve
nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, morning sickness, gas and more.
Fatty food – takes a long time
to digest and can cause constipation.
Fried food – can result in
reflux and heartburn, as well as the above.
Diary - this applies to those
who are lactose intolerant which causes diarrhoea, gas, bloating and cramps.
Alcohol – can lead to acid
reflux and heartburn. Can also inflame the stomach lining and cause cramping.
Caffeine (coffee, tea and soft
drinks) – can cause cramping but can also act as diuretics. Can also cause
problems for people with reflux.
You can also combine healthy eating and
regular exercise with our Probiotic
– a digestive health formula delivering probiotic with prebiotic in a sachet,
– a liver tonic which supports the normal detoxification process.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a
balanced diet. Use only as directed. Always read the label.
Recipes for Digestive Delight
Using the above information, create a
recipe using one or more of the ingredients such as:
You can even use our
USANA products such as Fibergy, Nutrimeal, Probiotics….but we want you to use
them in a new and creative way!
Then head onto
Facebook and “like” the USANA Australia New Zealand Facebook page, take a photo
of your creation and upload to it your personal Facebook account with
#digestivedelight by June 5, 2015. Make sure your post is public so we can see it.
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