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To fight bad digestion, you should drink teas and juices that facilitate the digestive process of food and, when necessary, take medicine to protect the stomach and accelerate intestinal transit, making the feeling of a full stomach decrease.
Poor digestion can be caused by having too much food in the meal or eating very fatty or sugary foods.
When it is very frequent and untreated, poor digestion can lead to problems such as reflux and gastritis. Learn more about indigestion, symptoms and treatment.
1. Teas for Bad Digestion
Some examples of teas to fight bad digestion are:
- Boldo tea;
- fennel tea;
- Chamomile tea;
- Macela tea.
Tea should be brewed minutes before drinking, but it should not be sweetened, because sugar makes bad digestion worse. To have the expected effect, you should take small sips of the tea every 15 minutes, especially after meals.
Check out the recipes for the best teas for digestion.
2. Digestive juices
Some juices can also help improve digestion:
- Orange juice with cabbage;
- Pineapple juice with mint;
- Lemon, carrot and ginger juice;
- Pineapple juice with papaya;
- Orange, watercress and ginger juice.
Juices must be prepared and taken fresh, so that the maximum amount of nutrients is used by the body.
Also, you can consume digestive fruits, such as pineapple and orange, in the dessert of the main meals, as this will help to digest the meal better. See all the benefits of pineapple.
3. Remedies for Poor Digestion
Some examples of remedies for indigestion are:
- Mylanta plus;
- Milk of Magnesia;
- Eno Fruit S alt.
These medicines can be purchased without a prescription but should not be used in children under 12 years of age and in pregnant women without a doctor's advice. Also, if the cause of poor digestion is the presence of H. pylori bacteria in the stomach, antibiotics may be necessary. See the symptoms and treatment to fight H.pylori.
How to fight bad digestion in pregnancy
To combat poor digestion in pregnancy you should:
- Drink fennel tea;
- Eat 1 slice of pineapple after main meals;
- Take small sips of water throughout the day.
- Eat small portions every 3 hours;
- Do not drink liquids during meals;
- Identify foods that cause poor digestion and avoid eating them.
This pregnancy problem is caused by hormonal changes and the baby growing in the mother's belly, which tightens the stomach and makes digestion difficult. If the problem is frequent and interferes with adequate nutrition, consult a doctor and, if necessary, start treatment with medication.
See how to prepare juices and teas for bad digestion.