Suffering From A Stomach Ache After The Holidays
Stomach ache aand digestive pain after the holidays? You are not alone. I mean, 40 % of the population suffers from some type of digestive pain or upset on a regular basis. Add the rich foods from our over-the-top holiday meals and that percentage jumps dramatically. Gas, bloating, cramps, reflux, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, are just a few of the symptoms you may be experiencing after a holiday meal. Sometimes these symptoms can last for days or even weeks. It is just a stomach ache but it can cause some serious post holiday blues. Put an end to those post holiday blues and that crummy stomach ache by adding a few digestive aids to your diet.
Bacteria is Your Friend
Probiotics are bacteria that promote a healthy digestive system. In fact, probiotics are necessary for proper digestion and absorption of your food and nutrients. Probiotics are also helpful in boosting your immune system. Adding probiotics to your diet during the holiday season is a wise healthy choice both to help prevent that stomach ache and to prevent colds and flu.
Probiotics are found in foods such as yogurt with live and active cultures, miso and tempeh, which is a soybean product. You can also supplement your diet with over the counter probiotics which come in the form of powders, tablets, and capsules. Probiotics can be found at your health food store, local grocers, or your pharmacy. Many people successfully take probiotics daily to treat chronic diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders. It is easy to add to your daily routine and can make a world of difference in how you feel. Stomach ache be gone! No more post holiday blues for you with the use of probiotics during the holiday season.
Enzymes Can Help Too
Enzymes are catalysts that speed up chemical reactions. They play an important part in the digestion of our food, starting in our mouth. Our bodies make enzymes naturally but as we get older they weaken and decrease and become less effective. This leads to digestive problems and, often, a stomach ache.
Adding an enzyme supplement to your diet can often improve your body’s ability to digest food. There are several different types of enzymes that can help with digestion. For example Protease helps to digest proteins, Celluase helps to digest cellulose (the fiber found in fruits and vegetables) and lactase helps to digest lactose found in milk products.
The holidays can really take a toll on your body. If your digestive system is out of wack it an leave you with a whopping stomach ache. Being ready and proactive can prevent stomach problems for occurring. It makes for a much happier holiday.