If you suffer from indigestion, you must know at least a few things related to the mechanism of this condition and probably in this way you will take better care in the future and not suffer again from it.
Definition: indigestion is also known as dyspepsia and has to do with an impaired digestion that results in pain that one feels at the upper part of the abdomen presenting also the sensation of full stomach although there was no act of eating to accompany this fullness.
Cause of indigestion
Indigestion is generated by any of the following factors: alcohol consumption, ingesting certain medicines such as antibiotics or aspirin, overeating chocolate, consuming carbonated beverages on regular basis, eating food at a fast pace without proper chewing, consuming food in a stressed state of mind, smoking and ulcerous condition, eating foods that are too spicy, greasy and rich in fats, and also stomach inflammation known also as gastritis.
Symptoms of indigestions: belching, bloating, nausea, or heartburn.
Now when it comes to finding remedies many people consider administering medicines that are designed to address this condition, but as it happens with many such cases, medication is more often than not accompanied by side effects. Now that you have been introduced to the causes that lead to this condition, you will know that there are many changes to implement in your lifestyle while looking for natural remedies to treat indigestion.
Some foods that can help you deal with dyspepsia:
- Eating bananas is a healthy natural remedy bringing in a fast relief without upsetting the stomach and due to its pectin it can firm the bowel movement. It is also the fruit that many athletes consume in order to give them the necessary energy impulse without having problems with stomach.
- Rice is another food that can turn your stool into bulk waste because it absorbs the fluids without disturbing the stomach functions.
- Papaya is the fruit that encourages and helps the process of digestion because it contain papain – an enzyme that can break down the proteins and soothing any pain you may feel from indigestion.
- Consuming ginger and garlic in the foods that you prepare are two spices that help with indigestion.
- Yoghurt has the role of soothing the stomach due to its content of good bacteria that help with the body functions including the ones of your stomach. You can have yoghurt with one of your meals and you will find its soothing effects for this condition. It is important however to ensure that the yoghurt you eat contains active culture that can enhance the production of good bacteria in the body.
So, there you have it. If you have always struggled with indigestion and had resorted to chemical treatment (such as medication) it is time that you give it a thought and turn towards a natural approach of treating this condition.