We all tend to overindulge, especially during certain holidays or gatherings. With all the delicious food and desserts come symptoms of indigestion and stomach upsets. The effects of overeating can go deeper and affect not only certain organs, but also your overall health.
Luckily, simple and natural solutions exist that can help relieve discomforts and keep your body healthy during those much-anticipated festivities.
As you might already know, your liver is the largest organ in the body. One of its many roles is to aid in digestion. First of all, it produces bile, a substance necessary in the breakdown of fat in the body. Furthermore, the liver stocks any excess sugar that will then serve as an energy reserve. However, when you regularly consume foods that are higher in fat and sugar, you risk being overweight, which can burden the liver. Overtime, this can translate into several symptoms and signs that indicate a liver that needs help. Other than abdominal discomforts, excess weight gain around the belly, and fatigue, can be the signs of an unhealthy liver.
So, what can be done to help it? The first step is to be mindful of what you eat. By consuming more fruits and vegetables that are known to aid in digestion and are rich in fibers such as celery, fennel, leak, you can help the continuous functioning of your liver. The second step is to include a supplement such as Active Liver TM into your daily routine. With a blend of liver supporting ingredients such as milk thistle, artichoke, and turmeric, it helps promote a healthy liver, even during those food-filled gatherings.
Heartburn and stomach upsets
Your stomach contains gastric acid that comes into play to help it breakdown food and aid in digestion. However, sometimes, this acid can go back into the esophagus. Unfortunately, the oesophageal lining is not fit to sustain that level of acidity, therefore creating a burning sensation. If you begin to feel pain at the tip of your stomach, even reaching your throat, and begin get the bitter taste of acid in your mouth, it’s possible you have heartburn.
To help avoid this from happening, limit your intake of grease-filled meals, spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol, as they all can induce heartburn and gastric upsets. Another tip to avoid this burning sensation after you eat, is to avoid lying down directly after a meal. Instead walk around to help kick start digestion.
What you might not realize is relief can be found with natural ingredients. Frutin Gastro Gel TM is a formula made from citrus pectin, calcium, and magnesium carbonates, all aiding in relieving heartburn associated with excess stomach acid. The way it does this is by forming a raft-like foam at the top of the stomach and neutralizing any excess stomach acid that may have already reached the delicate lining of the oesophagus. You therefore don’t have to suffer after enjoying a delicious meal.
With the right nutrients and the appropriate natural formulas, you don’t have to let your digestion suffer any longer and can finally enjoy your festivity meals at every gathering, while keeping your body healthy.
By Jennifer Soueida, B.Sc.