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Foods That Speed Digestion Elimination
Easy to digest: Rice toast or saltine crackers bananas chicken green leafy vegetables gelatin fresh fruit including cantaloupe, squash or apricots scrambled eggs mashed potatoes fermented foods including yogurt and sauerkraut. ...Read more
Digestion: There's no concern that water will dilute the digestive juices or interfere with digestion. In fact, drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion. Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stools, which helps prevent constipation. ...Read more
Natural plugs: There are some foods that are a bit constipating to many people. Bananas & apples (or applesauce)are the main fruits & i've seen consumption of more than 1/day do it. White breads, pasta (spaghetti or macaroni), cheese & chips are also common offenders.Each person may have their own contributor. A healthy intake of fluids will often override several of these & some foods naturally lossen stools. ...Read more
No magic: Plenty of protein, enough vitamin d, vitamin c, zinc and calcium. Generally, a prudent & healthy diet as you'd do well to follow at all times. A cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement might be in order as you recover from injury. You'd get the idea from the internet that food choice is the key to medical treatment -- it's not. ...Read more
Not very much: The fodmap elimination diet is designed for people with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). It's goal is to reduce sugars and short-chain carbohydrates in the diet. The major overlap is with wheat as most of the other foods avoided in this diet are fruit & vegetables that are not common food allergy offenders. ...Read more
Gut motility and lip: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23803895Get a more detailed answer ›
Papaya: In some parts of the world, papaya leaves are made into tea as a treatment for malaria, has been used as a medicine for dengue fever, & is marketed in tablet form to remedy digestive problems. Papain is also applied topically for the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings & burns, & green papaya as an herbal medicine for contraception & abortion. Papaya seeds might contain antibacterial properties. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more
Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?
Sure we can help...: ...but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. Further, what is your therapeutic goal--more rapid GI transit, the ability to eat larger quantities, faster metabolism??? ...Read more
Not really: antiacids, can actually delay digestion, as acid helps to break down food and nutritents. ...Read more
Moves things quicker: Because of how it works (enhances acetylcholine effect on gut) it can causes nausea/vomitting, increases peristalsis (moves bowel/gut/stomache quicker), salivation, urination frequency, as well as causing slow of heart rate and low blood pressure etc...Its only medical uses are for myasthenia gravis and as an antidote for some anesthetic agent. If u have much trouble, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not an easy: Answer in 400 characters or less. Nutrition wise, there is no "speed" diet but rather a healthy diet that is nutritionally sound is key for allowing optimal muscle growth. I'm also not sure what you mean by speed. If you mean explosiveness, like that in sprinting, then plyometrics, sprinting, and building an overall strong body are key - look at the physiques of the worlds top sprinters. ...Read more
Eat breakfast: One of the best ways to boost metabolism is to eat a healthy, well-rounded breakfast including whole grains, a hearty protein, and fruit. Choose green tea over coffee. If you don't have cholesterol issues, you could consider the economical choice of oatmeal and a boiled egg. Here is a link to healthy, protein-packed recipe from dr. Oz: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metabolism: Celery acts as a mild fluid pill, and eating a lot fills your stomach with no calories and roughage. Exercise is the healthiest way to stimulate metabolism. Diet medications or stimulants, that some people consume as food, can also increase you metabolism a little. Foods that consume more calories to digest, proteins, least is fat and carbs. Best foods are no to low calorie vegetables - go vegan. ...Read more
Does eating frozen foods speed up the healing process? Since you put ice and cold things on an injury to help it heal?
See below: Lean proteins, good fats (nuts/seeds/salmon/ tuna/omega-3's/polyunsaturated), low glycemic carbs including fruits & veggies. Avoid sugary foods, fast foods, high fructose corn syrup & sugar substitutes (don't turn off the hungry signal so u keep eating). Control portions. 4-6 mini meals instead of 3 large ones keep blood sugar level more steady & stave off hunger. ...Read more
No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more
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