The cornerstone to good health is a robust digestion. It’s importance for food to be properly broken down so that nutrients can be absorbed and utilised by our body. One of the many easy ways to improve our digestive health is consuming drinks which aid digestion. Here are five simple drinks along with recipes:
1. Ginger tea
Ginger has been used from the olden days as a medicine to combat flu, nausea and stomach problems. A hot glass of ginger tea can sooth your digestion.
Recipe: Ginger and lemongrass tea
2. Warm water
According to traditional Chinese medicine, digestion is a process which involves heat. Our body uses energy to ‘burn’ the content in our stomach. Cold water interferes with the process. It is better to sip warm water.
3. Ginger ale
Ginger ale is a fermented drink made from ginger. It has long been a home remedy to alleviate indigestion or motion sickness. (source: Wikipedia)
Recipe: Ginger Ale
5. Common black tea or green tea
According to the Chinese herbal classics, Shennong Pen Ts’ao ching, tea helps with poor digestion. It helps with the digestion of a meal surrounding complex carbohydrate such as grains, legumes and vegetables.
5. Fruit enzyme
Fruit enzyme is a lacto-fermented beverage contains lactic acid and beneficial lactobacili. This drink claim to help relieve intestinal problems.
Recipe: DIY Pineapple fruit enzyme
Are you trying to improve your digestion naturally?