Three Sureshot Digestive Hacks To Keep You Healthy
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If you find yourself waking up in the morning feeling bloated or with a bout of acid reflux, it happens because of excessive eating and more importantly, eating at the wrong time. That weird feeling in your tummy, a result of excusing the calories you consume and giving into temptations, affects your day-to-day functioning, leaving you feeling heavy and unable to be your productive best.

That being said, the festive season is meant to be a season of excesses – eating or drinking, as it should be. Nothing should stop you from enjoying that extra piece of delicious cake or a few more small bites than you would normally allow yourself to enjoy. If you’ve been invited as a guest to a lavish dinner, it would only make sense to do justice to it without having to control your cravings and deprive yourself the pleasure of eating something delicious. These three digestive hacks, made with natural, commonly found ingredients, are not just great to practice during the festive season but all year round for optimum gut health and overall well-being.

Lemon Shots 

If you feel like you have eaten too much of something that doesn’t sit well with your body, or you suffer from a bout of loose motions, combine equal amounts of fresh lemon juice and water and consume on an empty stomach or first thing in the morning. Although the lemon is acidic, it alkalises the body when mixed with water and consumed, thus regulating your digestive acids and keeping your gut healthy.

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Herbal Tea

Soaking cumin, coriander, ginger and fennel seeds in a cup of water overnight and boiling it before drinking the next morning, works wonders for any kind of body type with ailments. It not only cools down your body temperature but also reignites the digestive fire that has high chances of being doused with all the food your stomach is trying so hard to digest. You can also add your choice of herbs like lemongrass, peppermint and tulsi while brewing this concoction. Have a cup after your meals to help regulate digestion and feel light.


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Although old-school, there is a reason why mukhwaas is known to be a remedy for good digestion. Avoid buying the sugar-coated, fluorescent coloured ones that come in packets and opt for a herbal one from the plenty of options available online. Mukhwaas is great for those who frequently suffer from indigestion or feeling bloated, apart from being a great mouth freshener (especially if you love eating onions).