Last week, we discussed the benefits of food combining as a perfect indigestion natural remedy. We will now concentrate on the specific steps you can take to use it as a way to get rid of indigestion.
The first thing to remember is not to mix carbohydrate foods (rice, cereals, pasta) with protein foods (dairy products, fish, meats). This is the most important rule in food combining because these two kinds of foods use two opposite type of enzymes in order to be processed by the body.
These two enzymes (alkaline and acidic) work great by themselves. However, when they are released into the stomach at the same time, they weaken each other. When this happens, the food stays longer in the stomach and the body needs to put some more enzymes in the stomach.
That’s why it is not a good idea to eat something like chicken with fries. A much better alternative would be a eat chicken with a green salad. Green salads (and other green vegetables) work great to be combined with other foods because they are absorbed quickly by the body.
Another great natural indigestion remedy is to chew the food as much as you can. This seems silly but is extremely important since the smaller the chunks of foods the stomach needs to digest, the quicker the food will go through the system and the less acid will need to be released to deal with the food.
Similarly, it will help you to drink fewer fluids when eating. As you can imagine, fluids tend to dissolve the strength of the enzymes in charge of breaking down the food. The weaker the enzymes the longer it will take to process the foods.
As you can see, these are very easy-to-follow remedies for indigestion. Keep in mind that a indigestion remedy doesn’t have to be complicated and can be completely natural.