Ayurveda offers plenty of healing techniques for maintaining the strength of your digestive fire. Incorporating these practices into your daily routine can preserve ‘Agni’ and, in turn, contributes to weight loss, improve the metabolism of food, and minimise painful GI symptoms.
Here are some Ayurveda tips for better digestion
Eat freshly-cooked foods
According to Ayurveda, you need to take fresh foods so that you start feeling fresh since stale foods and musty leftovers will make you feel tired and sluggish. You will not experience the warmth of the fresh food, and your energy level will be lowered. So, consume foods that are freshly cooked and avoid microwaving frozen stuff to serve afresh. Spend some extra minutes preparing something new.
Prefer drinking warm water at meals
According to biology, if you’re adequately hydrated, it becomes easier for the composite food particles to pass. But cold water creates challenges for the accelerated digestion process. The body digests warm better and in less time. The body needs to go through rigorous activities to absorb cold water.
Relax after having a heavy meal
Post your lunch or dinner, indulge yourself in light exercise and workout sessions. Spend a few minutes to relax, breathe, or go for a short walk. After completing a sumptuous meal, rest for some time so that your body gets the perfect window to absorb the complex particles. Avoid going for running immediately since such practice hampers blood circulation and also restricts the flow of blood in the stomach.
Grab a heavy lunch
The ancient Ayurvedic principle states that when the sun is at its highest point of the day, the digestive fire is the strongest. Hence opt for a lavish meal during lunchtime since ingestion of sufficient quantity foods during noon allow plenty of time to your body for complete digestion before going to bed, since during sleep at night, the functioning of your digestive system effectively ceases.
Drink ginger tea
Ginger tea is a fantastic solution for bloating problems and gas. Ginger facilitates digestion by accelerating the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine and eliminates digestive aches and displeasure after eating. Additionally, ginger stimulates saliva, bile, and gastric enzymes to help in the digestion process of your ingested foods. After a heavy meal, you should drink a freshly brewed ginger tea since it eradicates the inactivity and languor caused by the fatty foods.
Scientific researchers have recently inferred that Meditation on a daily basis regulates genetic changes that help in restoring the body’s homeostasis, including the processes controlling digestion. Doctors often prescribe to meditate for half an hour to a quarter of an hour, twice on regular basis, once before going out for work and once after coming back from work
When you consume a powerful meal that restrains the capacity of your stomach, the complex food particles spend a lot of time to get disintegrated perfectly. It produces more acid, thus causes reflux and indigestion. The digestive enzymes released by your intestines and stomach fail to completely break down the volume of food you ingested, that leads to the formation of more gas, flatulence, and bloating. Ayurveda specialists might advise you to leave one-third to one-quarter of your stomach empty to allow space in your body for efficiently digesting the meal.
Being positive is the key
It is imperative to say that your emotions play a significant role in your digestion. You might even experience heartburn when you’re stressed out. If you are not emotionally stable, you may also lose your appetite, or become nauseated at times or even blow grits before essential events like exams, meetings or presentations. Stress associated with unprocessed negative emotions inhibits the natural digestive process and leads to chronic digestive ailments.