Ayurveda says – Good Digestion means Good health. Modern health experts are increasingly suggesting the same, advising people to get their gut health in order to ensure good health. But what is digestion and more importantly good digestion, how to know if your digestion is good or not? India’s top nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar explained the tenets of good digestion in this small video.
Digestion, as per science, refers to the process of breaking down the food into smaller pieces for metobolisation by the body. This process also includes assimilation and absorption of important nutrients by the body. Body uses these nutrients for energy or for different physiological functions.
What is good digestion?
While a person might understand good digestion as a normal motion in the morning, Ayurveda disagrees. Good digestion would mean that whatever you are consuming is being utilized by the body in an optimal manner. Also, the waste is discarded effectively by the body.
This includes regular motion, clear stomach and an overall energetic body. However, Rujuta further elaborates that there may be signs that point out that you do not have good digestion.
Signs of Bad Digestion
Apart from an obviously bad stomach (loose motion or constipation), there are various other signs of bad digestion. These are listed below
- Frequent episode of acidity and gas
- Acne or pimple
- Feeling Lethargic
- Deficiency of Vitamins and minerals in the body as identified in blood tests
- Gaining weight/ loosing weight
Do’s and don’ts for healthy digestion
Rujuta Diwekar has shared 5 basic to do and not to do things for healthy digestion these are given below.
|To Do||To Not Do|
|End you meal with ghee and jaggery||Dont have laxatives and dont remove ghee, coconut, peanuts, etc from your diet|
|Include banana in your daily diet – either first thing in the morning or as an evening snack||Dont have chai/ coffee post 4 pm|
|Eat cut set with raisins||Dont stay dehydrated|
|Live an active lifestyle and increase physical activity||Don’t stay inactive or be irregular with exercise.|
|Take a power nap of 15 – 20 minutes in the afternoon after lunch||Dont eat your meals in wrong proportions|
Watch the video and Rujuta explains the process and defines the basis of gut health. Remember, a good gut is a happy person.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet. For personalized diet plan, please contact the author on the number shared.