Digestive health plays an important role in the well-being of individuals, especially kids. It has a profound impact on overall health. From growth and development, immune system, brain functioning, mental health to hormonal changes and skin and hair issues, everything is linked to digestive health. Probiotic (good bacteria) and Prebiotic (food of bacteria) play a major role in keeping digestion healthy.
Probiotics are live yeast or bacteria naturally occurring in food that are good for your digestion and for your GUT. According to a study, there are approximately 300 trillion bacteria living inside your body. Whenever you get an infection, it is a sign that bad bacteria are affecting your system out of balance. At this point of time, good bacteria helps in eliminating those bad ones and maintains the balance of good bacteria again.
Prebiotics are a type of dietary fibre that humans cannot digest but the gut bacteria can. Prebiotic is a source of food for your gut’s friendly bacteria (probiotic). The good bacteria in the large intestine eat this food and flourishes. Good bacteria multiply and win over the bad bacteria (disease causing). This also allows your gut bacteria to produce nutrients for your colon cells, which helps in healthy digestion.
SiGNs of an unhealthy DIGESTIVE SYSTEM and POOR GUT
- gas bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and also stomach ache ( Remedies for digestive disorders)
- eczema and dryness (Home remedies to solve allergy in kids)
- sleep trouble
- low immunity (How to boost kids immunity?)
- stress, anxiety or depression
- brain health (Gut-brain connection)
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Benefits of Digest veggies and dal powder ingredients
1. Tapioca starch:
Tapioca is a delicious starch extract from the cassava plant. High in dietary fiber tapioca is great food for digestion and constipation. Fiber bulks up the stool, which may help move it through the digestive tract, thereby eliminating constipation, bloating, and also intestinal pain. It is also rich in protein, calcium iron and vitamin K, all of these support the overall growth of kids.
2. Sweet potato:
The high fiber content of this food helps in preventing constipation and promotes a well-functioning digestive tract. According to a study, dietary fiber found in sweet potatoes such as cellulose, lignin and pectin helps in maintaining gut health and improves digestion. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and calcium that helps in the overall health of your baby. (Easy sweet potato fries recipe)
3. Black urad:
Urad dal is usually called black dal when whole and white when it is skinned and split. It is great in taste and in nutritional content. Urad dal is one of the best options to improve your digestion. It is Rechana (laxative) in nature. Consuming Urad dal helps to add bulk to stool and its high fiber content improves bowel movement. Altogether, it helps control constipation. Also, it is a great source of protein too.
It is a shrub and also an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy treats a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and also antidiabetic properties which help in boosting immunity. Giloy stem can also help improve digestion, reduce constipation, acidity, gas and bloating. It works well for people with a weak digestive system.
Also known as Boswellia serrate, helps in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including those affecting the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. diarrhea, dysentery, and inflammatory bowel disease). Shallaki is also rich in carbohydrates and calcium, thus helping in bone growth and improving appetite.
6. Sendha namak ( rock salt):
In traditional Ayurvedic practices, rock salt was the best home remedy for various digestive ailments, including stomach worms, heartburn, bloating, constipation, stomach pain, and vomiting. It can serve as a natural substitute for laxatives. It’s a great alternative for table salt in meals and the essential minerals in Rock salt aid digestion.
7. Raw banana:
Just with the addition of raw banana, a child can meet the daily fiber requirement considerably. It is a fiber rich food with around 60% fiber, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion. (Some more foods rich in fibre). It is also extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness.
8. Green tea extract:
Green tea contains polyphenols and also helps to improve your body’s digestive process. Studies on green tea extracts have demonstrated similar benefits to those associated with drinking it as a tea. In addition, it has high antioxidant content, which helps improve health and body composition.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) is short fructose chains. They are a type of carbohydrate called oligosaccharides. FOS occurs naturally in many plants. They are also prebiotic fibres that support the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. FOS is good source of soluble, dietary fiber and reduces or eliminates constipation.
Curry leaves are famous food for digestion and also stimulate digestive enzymes. The laxative properties of curry leaves also help in regulating the bowel movement and help in treating issues like gas and diarrhea.
Arbi or taro leaves is a green leafy vegetable that’s high in potassium, folate, fiber and also vitamin C, vitamin A. Taro root also contains plenty of fiber and resistant starch. Hence, it is beneficial for gut health and supports a healthy digestive system.
11. Bacillus coagulans:
Bacillus coagulans is a type of good bacteria (probiotics). It is also used similarly to lactobacillus and other probiotics as “beneficial” bacteria. People take Bacillus coagulans for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, gas, airway infections, and also for many other conditions.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON INGREDIENTS FOR PROPER DIGESTION:
How shallaki helps in digestion? Read here
Also, check the role of Bacillus coagulans in digestion – Read here
HOW TO FEED digest veggies and dal powder?
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