Bloating and its side-effects are not only unpleasant when you are in company, but it can also cause unpleasant cramps.
By not chewing the food enough, and consuming products with large amounts of carbohydrates and lactose, the body creates gases in the digestive system. Since certain spices and herbs calm intestine and ease digestion, we give you an idea how to use these gifts of nature and feel better.
The combination of insufficient chewing (you swallow more air than needed), the food you eat (milk, some cereals, cabbage, etc.) and the bacteria in the intestines is the most common cause of bloating and excessive accumulation of gases.
Moreover, there are some herbs that, due to the increased production of enzymes necessary for the complete and efficient digestion feed the bacteria that create these gases and leave less “fuel”.
These are called carminatives, and they are rich in eteric oil with beneficial and calming effect on digestion.
Spices like anise, ginger, mint and thyme are part of this group.
To increase their calming effect, many people combine these spices with chamomile, and add them in some yoghurt with active cultures, which gives an amazing drink that calms digestion and freshens the day ahead.
Ease digestion with this recipe:
- 1 cup of cooled chamomile tea
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 yoghurt with probiotic cultures
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 cup of ice cubes
Blend all the ingredients together until you get a nice and smooth texture.