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How Digestive Enzymes can help you beat the festive bloat.

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by Louise

digestive enzymes

Christmas is just a stone’s throw away and the season brings lots of opportunities to over indulge, but don’t panic all this eating and drinking doesn’t have to cause havoc.

I would like to help you to digest your food more efficiently – which will help you feel and look better during times of feasts and beyond. And, yes, good digestion prevents putting on those extra pounds as well! Win/ Win!

Digestive enzymes

As you may know, food and digestion is at the centre of our overall health and hormonal balance, but the phrase you are what you eat is now a little outdated, and should be “you are what your body can digest and absorb” after all if your digestive system is not working correctly you will not fully benefit from the nutrients in your diet, no matter how high the quality of your food.

Who needs digestive enzymes?

Anyone who displays any of these:

  • Occasional bloating and gas, particularly after eating
  • Feeling full after eating only a small quantity of food
  • Infrequent mild indigestion/heartburn (components of undigested food bubbles back up into the esophagus)
  • Bowel irregularities such as occasional diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Seeing undigested food particles in the poop
  • Allergies
  • Estrogen dominance
  • History of gallbladder problems
  • Lost gallbladder to surgery

The Devon Allergy Clinic have a supplement that can assist with the absorption of our food – Find it here Digestive Enzymes.

What to expect from digestive enzymes

  • Lighter and energized after a meal
  • Improvement in digestion
  • Less food intolerances (many could go back to eating foods they were intolerant to before)
  • Better bowel movement (less constipation or loose stool)
  • Less allergies (this is because the liver gets a break from undigested food)
  • Improved energy and overall wellbeing (this is because nutrients get properly absorbed)
  • Improved thyroid function (especially with Hashimoto’s)
  • Women who have lost gallbladder feel significantly better when taking digestive enzymes

So what do they do?

Digestive enzymes are important because they enable us to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into their raw components in order to make the nutrients available for absorption and utilisation.

Each person has a finite reserve of enzymes, which can be in short supply during times of stress, illness or as we get older. Over time, poor digestion can lead to nutrients malnutrition and a range of ailments.

This is where digestive enzymes become a life-saver: You are giving your body what it needs to break the food down.

For more information on allergies or food intolerances please contact us.


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