Thursday, January 3

How to digest faster after a heavy meal

One of the reasons for weight gain is that the food does not get digested properly due to a slow metabolic rate. 
How you can speed up your metabolism?
You can speed up your metabolism by going for a walk or other mild exercise. What you don't want to do is take a nap. Even though that's what we all want to do after a heavy meal. 

Drink plenty of water
Water helps your body break down the foods you have eaten. 
You can also drink a cup of coffee, green tea or peppermint tea, which will also speed up your metabolism and it would digest the food quickly.

Increase physical activity. Physical activity helps keep food moving through the digestive process. If you're feeling overly full after eating a large meal, engaging in some mild physical activity can help jump start the digestive process. But ... wait at least 30 minutes after eating before any physical activity.
Do not run on a full stomach, this act can harm the walls of stomach and small intestine. Have a mild walk instead.  The wakling help to digest the food faster, it helps to move food along your digestive system and encourages cleansing of your body’s system. If you're doing this because you want to lose weight from the meal, it won't make you lose any weight, it'll just help with your digestion.

There are some fruits which make the digestion very fast like grapefruit and water melon
The best time to eat a fruit (any fruit) is either first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or as a mid-morning snack, between breakfast and lunch. It is advisable to eat fruits at least 30 minutes before any heavy meal.
In the morning include a good amount of yogurt in your breakfast, it is a best thing to make your digestion system strong and it help to digest a heavy meal easily. 

A little reminder!
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Do not sleep after meals: 
Sleeping will stop the process of digesting which will turns food into fat. Also chew food slowly, the saliva and small portions of food will help the digestive system breaks food apart quicker. If you drink water in-between meals, the liquid slows down digestion. Try to drink water 15 minutes before or after a meal.


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