|6 Things You Can Add to Water for Better Digestion|
Infographic from Vitaful
We all know that need plenty of clean, pure water to help us stay adequately hydrated and to dilute and remove metabolic wastes and toxins from our bodies.
Water plays a critical role in just about every aspect of our physiology, including in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and digestive system.
Read: Why You Need Water in Your Life
We are now learning what traditional medicine like Ayurveda already knew thousands of years ago: that a well functioning digestive system is the key to health.
Today, if you go to a holistic health practitioner with a set of symptoms that seem unrelated to the digestion, the practitioner will likely ask you questions about your digestive function.
Many practitioners trained in holistic and functional medicine look to treat any digestive imbalance or disturbance as a first step.
Improving Your Digestion
There are many things you can do to improve your digestive system. and one of the easiest and simplest ways is to use water as a "healing" agent. Pure, clean water is known for its many health benefits and curative effects.
Certain herbs, spices and foods are also known for their beneficial effects on the digestive system.
Combining water with these herbs, spices and foods can act as a natural remedy and promote good gut health.
This infographic from Vitaful lists six things that can be added to water to aid and improve digestion, flush out toxins, boost metabolism, help to create digestive enzymes, promote healthy bowel movements, balance pH levels, relieve cramps, boating, gas, indigestion and help to alleviate symptoms of certain GI infections or disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
🌿 Lemon or Lime Juice
🌿 Apple Cider Vinegar
🌿 Fresh Mint Leaves
🌿 Ginger Root
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