Indigestion is one of the most common problems faced across all ages. The feeling of irritated stomach and feeling full even despite not eating much is definitely not a good one. It is basically irregular bowel movements which can be due to anything from a sedentary lifestyle to consuming huge amount of fatty foods. Our diet is directly related to feeling of constipation, acid reflux or indigestion. It is caused either when stomach is inflamed and causes irritation or when the acid in our stomach flows back to your esophagus.
Needless to say this can lead to great amount of discomfort including heaviness, pain and even nausea if not treated well. While there are medications for severe indigestion but there is perhaps nothing that can't be treated at an early stage naturally. Here we have 7 foods that can help manage indigestion along with how you can include it in your diet.
7 Foods For Indigestion And How To Include In Diet
Ginger or adrak has been long associated with healing multiple issues such as cough and cold, constipation or indigestion. As per experts, it contains antioxidants including gingerols that are known for relieving indigestion and nausea while the presence of phenolic compounds are believed to reduce gastric contractions thereby relieving gastrointestinal irritation. Ginger can easily be added to many of your detox drinks and a simply cup of chai. Here are two ginger-based recipes to try:
According to the USDA, a 100 grams serving of grapes contain 4 grams of fibre, which is known to increase bulk of our stool and helps the food to pass smoothly through the digestive system. One can eat grapes as is, juice it or add it to a salad.
Orange is another fibre-rich fruit which is rich in the soluble fibre - pectin. It helps accelerate colonic transit time and also reduces constipation. The winter fruit also contains a flavanol called naringenin, which researchers found can work like a laxative. You can juice oranges, add it to a fruit chaat or eat as is. Here are two recipes that you can try as well.
A wonderful Indian berry packed with innumerable benefits, Amla or Indian gooseberry boasts of aphrodisiac, diuretic, laxative, carminative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that help stimulate your digestive process, further curing indigestion, heartburn or acidity. Here are two of the most popular ways to include it in your diet.
Not just vitamin C, lemon comes loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. It also boasts of the presence of pectin fibre in them which is known to improve digestive health. You can add a pinch of this citrus fruit to your drinks, salads or snacks. Here are two of the best ways to include lemon in your diet:
Papaya is one fruit that can help manage a number of health conditions. From heart diseases, asthma, bone health to diabetes, this sweet tropical fruit don many hats. Besides being rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, beta-carotene and calcium, papaya has a special enzyme called papain that reduces heart burn and helps in improving digestion. Here are two papaya recipes you can try at home:
7. Fig (Anjeer)
The fibre content present in figs is enough to help in bowel movement and indigestion. Besides that it is also rich in natural sugars, calcium and iron. Here are two fig recipes you can try at home.
Include these 7 amazing foods in your diet to combat indigestion and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.