Digestive problems; sometimes more frequently than you would like? You will see from this video that Dom has edited in an embarrassing moment. But what can we do to help not only the absorption of nutrients but reducing the fermentation in the intestines which is the major cause.
- Reduce sugars, jams, sweetened drinks, alcohol, white breads – they have a lot of sugar nowadays – check the label – Carbohydrates of which are sugars! Bad bacteria feed on sugar and grow.
- Eat fermented foods that help create good intestinal flora – sauerkraut, sourdough bread, kefir, yoghurt with live cultures such as lactobacillus acidophilus. Real ale is fermented. Miso paste that adds a nice flavour to cooking.
- Add a Probiotic tablet to your diet – such as Optibac that has 5 billion cultures! Holland and Barrett have their own too. Also see Post here about food combinations.
- Give you intestines a weekly break – have an early dinner then try fasting for 12-14 hours. But do drink water! This will give gut enzymes time to regenerate.