If every time you eat your stomach gets irritated and inflamed, how do you expect to nourish and strengthen your body? How do you expect to improve your health and fitness?
Just because you ate it – doesn’t mean you absorbed it!
Good digestion is the first step in both overcoming a health issue
or adding lean muscle.
Better Health with Better Digestion
Contrary to what marketers say, our diet should focus on the quality of the nutrients, not the amount of calories or fats in the meal. The more natural, holistic approach to health understand that any health issue such as arthritis, osteoporosis, hormonal imbalance, fatigue, diabetes…you name it can be improved by diet. It’s your diet that provides your body with those important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, etc…that your body needs to make your hormones, antibodies, neurotransmitters (brain messengers), enzymes, etc.
Our body can’t make an endless supply of hormones, antibodies, enzymes and neurotransmitters. We need to Absorb those nutrients, those raw materials – out of our diet, so our body can produce those all those compounds.
You can’t expect your body to produce all these essential chemical compounds that keep you happy, calm, energetic, healthy and strong if your tummy is constantly irritated and inflamed.
The next time you reach for a bottle of med’s or supplements – to help with whatever health issue you are dealing with, ask yourself. Maybe I should first look to see if my gut is functioning correctly? Because, if it isn’t and you start swallowing a handful of supplements, you could be wasting money.
Good Digestion for Building Muscle
We know protein helps build lean muscle, and almost every diet is talking about eating more protein to help burn fat. But just because you ate the protein – doesn’t mean you absorbed and utilized it.
If shortly after eating a protein rich meal you get bloated and gassy, that’s an obvious sign that your digestive system is not functioning correctly. The only thing you should feel after eating, is less hungry – not bloated and gassy!
The double whammy is that not only are you not getting all that protein to help build muscle, but all that undigested protein is rotting and putrefying as it runs through your small and large intestines. This sets up a cascade of other digestive problems such as leaky gut, irritable bowel, yeast over-growth, etc.
So, if you work out and swallow lots of protein in hopes of adding lean muscle, make sure your digestive system is working right. If not, fix it – you may be amazed at how it helps your results.
When you eat on the go, on the run – you don’t allow your digestive system to Turn-on and make all the necessary digestive juices (enzymes and hydrochloric acid) needed to break down your food?
If you Sit, Eat and Relax you might be able to remedy many of your digestive issues.
- Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics could also be helpful
- Food Combining is another answer
- Elimination diets are great for weeding out food sensitivities
- Yeast, Candida over-growth could be a factor
- Not enough hydrochloric (HCL), which is needed to breakdown protein
– You don’t produce HCL when you eat on the run
There could be a number of different causes and remedies for your digestive problems. So, before you start adding supplements or changing your diet too much – look at the simple things you can do to first improve your digestion, which will effect your overall health.
Good Heath Begins with Digestion and Diet