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Boost your digestive system

Even the healthiest people eat differently during Ramadan. If you are fasting your daily rhythms are obviously different and so is your diet. But also non-fasting people living in Dubai might eat differently during Ramadan – just thinking of the numerous iftar meals available throughout the city can make your digestion need a boost!

 

You can do lots to strength your digestion naturally, to get through the many iftar meals and suhoors without stomach aches and bloating.

 

1. Drink tea made from fennel seeds, mint, cardamom and chamomile. This mixture soothes your stomach, relieves bloating and boosts an optimal digestion

 

2. Grab a daily dose of probiotics. Your intestinal system needs a huge dose of healthy bacteria to function optimally and to be able to absorb nourishment optimally. Probiotics are available at most pharmacies and health stores in Dubai.

 

3. Avoid unnecessary fermentation processes in your intestinal system. You can do this by avoiding simple carbohydrates like bread, candy, sweets and cakes. Strong heating of carbohydrates makes them hard to digest. Undigested or partly digested carbohydrates contribute to fermentation processes in your intestinal system – giving you ‘gass’ and bloating. It also makes a favourable foundation for overgrowth of fungus in your intestinal system.

 

4. Chew your food thoroughly! When chewing your food, it’s not only cut into smaller pieces by your teeth. It also initiates the production of enzymes, which plays an important part in the digestion of your food. The better you digest your food, the less bloated you will feel.

 

5. Drink Aloe Vera juice. Aloe Vera is grown easily in the climate we have in Dubai. Juice from the Aloe Vera plant protects the lining of the intestines; it stimulates the cleansing property of your liver and regulates your metabolism

 

 

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Did you know?

Your body rely on you to get vital nutrients from the food you eat. Your body takes care of millions of biological processes every day. Each process depends on certain components and building blocks - which you can only get from fresh, nutritious food, prepared in the right way.

 

Processed and industrialised prepared food does not give your body what it needs. It is not real food - it cannot give your body fuel to the millions of vital processes to function optimally. Poor quality food does not feed your body well - it only fills your stomach!

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