Slow digestion, what foods to eat and what to avoid at the table – Italian Cuisine

Slow digestion, what foods to eat and what to avoid at the table


It manifests with heaviness, burning, fatigue and other discomforts. Discover with the help of a nutritionist how to fight it with the right foods

After eating, do you feel heavy and abdominal bloating? You may suffer from slow digestion, a very annoying disorder, which in some cases also causes drowsiness, burning, acidity, fatigue and cramps. "One of the main causes is overweight, in particular the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area. But at the origin of the problem there may also be the wrong lifestyles such as smoking, alcohol abuse, prolonged intake of certain drugs, diseases such as gastritis and hormonal changes in women ", explains the doctor Monica Giovacchini, nutritionist biologist. To mitigate the hassles the first thing to do is pay more attention to the power supply. Let's see with the help of the expert what to eat and what to avoid at the table in case of slow digestion.

The foods yes

«To make the nuisances more bearable, green light in the daily menus for foods that favor digestion such as apples, kiwis, citrus fruits in particular grapefruit, blueberries, pineapple. There is also room for highly digestible foods such as honey, potatoes, high-fiber foods and those that rebalance stomach pH such as celery, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, radishes and some types of cereals such as rice, quinoa, millet and amaranth .

Foods no

«To combat slow digestion at the table, the consumption of foods that increase the permanence of food in the stomach must be limited, such as those rich in fats, in particular sausages, fries, cheeses. No also to carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and spirits, coffee and foods that can irritate the gastric mucosa such as white wine, vinegar, tomato juice and particularly sugary foods such as overripe and naturally rich fruit of fructose, for example pear, persimmons, apricots, figs and cherries. Furthermore, to reduce the problem it is important to always chew slowly, to make many small meals during the day avoiding binges and, finally, to drink plenty of water only between meals .

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