- Your digestive system breaks down foods and liquids into their chemical components—carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and the like—that the body can absorb as nutrients and use for energy or to build or repair cells (http://www.health.harvard.edu/topics/digestive-health ). Your choice of foods can affect the way your body digests the foods you eat. Want to avoid indigestion and bloating? Follow these few easy steps.
A high-fiber diet helps to keep food moving through your digestive tract, making you less likely to get constipated. Fiber can also promote weight loss. It is important to consume both types of fiber: soluble, which serves as a food for the probiotics in the intestine (i.e., good bacteria); and insoluble, which can’t be digested and goes right through you. Limit foods that are high in fat, because they slow down digestion and cause indigestion and bloating.
Try to eat meals and snacks on a schedule to keep your digestive system in top shape and avoid indigestion. Aim to sit down for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks around the same time each day. Finally, stay hydrated, because water helps dissolve foods allowing an easier passage (http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/healthy-eating/tips-for-better-digestive-health/ ).
The Nutrient Shake can be used as a meal or snack and includes what you need for optimal digestion – water, two types of fiber (soluble and insoluble), and has only 18% of your daily fat requirement (12 grams). Help control indigestion and bloating with the Nutrient Shake.