Digestive Insufficiency – Part Two

By Carolina Rossi

Last newsletter I mentioned about the importance in improving digestion and suggested small changes such as chew your food until liquefied, avoid fluid with meals, don’t eat on the run or when stressed and control portions size.

If you have put in practice these basic principals but still experience some digestive discomfort it is time to have a look at what you are eating.

– Cold foods and drinks
– Raw foods. At the same time that raw foods is good for us those who have weak digestive system might experience bloating and discomfort when eating raw foods. It is important to improve digestion first then introduce raw foods gradually according to progress.
– Dairy products including cheeses and yoghurt
– Rich oily food
– Excess sugar and sweet food such as cakes, chocolate, lollies, biscuits, added sugar to drinks
– Excess bread, cereal and pasta
– Excess red meat especially fried
– Yeast rich foods – bread and alcohol

– Warm cooked meals: soups, casseroles, stir-frys, and roasts
– Spices and herbs such as Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, basil, rosemary, nutmeg, cloves, sage, and turmeric
– Onions, garlic, leek, chives, shallots
– Warm teas between meals: fennel, ginger and peppermint
– Vegetables: pumpkin, celery, lettuce, alfalfa, mushrooms and radish,
– Legumes / beans and especially aduki
– Lean meats – avoid frying
– Brown rice, buckwheat, amaranth, and millet