The digestive system is very fickle: bad nutrition, random meds, and bad eating habits may cause the stomach and intestines to act up. Fortunately for you, we found some simple and effective ways to improve digestion.

1. Drink water on an empty stomach

A glass of regular water on an empty stomach will help speed up the metabolism and prepare the digestive tract for real food. Preferably the water should be warm or at room temperature, as cold water makes digestion difficult since the body spends resources on heating it up. You can also add a little lemon juice to the water if you want the citric acid to clean your digestive tract.

2. Add spices

Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric, coriander, dried ginger — all these and maybe more spices stimulate appetite, improve digestion, promote nutrient absorption and cleanse the body of toxins. Add them to dishes more often, especially those that are difficult to digest, like beans, meat, poultry, mushrooms, and fatty food. You’ll see the results in just a few days.

3. Eat less raw food

Raw products are difficult and take longer to digest, so it is better to heat them up, but in order to preserve the maximum amount of good stuff like vitamins and minerals, steam your food or cook it in the oven with a minimum amount of fat.

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