Digestive infusions for after heavy meals

Although in a certain sense it is very easy to avoid it, in certain situations it can be somewhat complicated not Eat excessively. For example, before a dinner or family meal, on special occasions such as Christmas or a birthday, the most common is that we eat and eat without stopping to think about the quantities, so that later we realize that we have eaten a lot. The result? Stomachiness, swelling, heartburn and gas, which becomes a real problem if we want to continue enjoying after dinner with our family or friends.

Precisely we told you that avoid overeating is actually very simple, because we only have to put small portions of food on the plate and eat slowly, chewing food and letting the digestion slowly follow its course, so they go reaching signals to the brain that our stomach is full. If, however, we eat quickly, these 'signs' do not arrive on time, so we eat and eat and do not realize it until after a while we feel terribly full.

How to avoid copious meals

The key is to try to eat slowly, and to do it in small quantities. However, if it is usual for you to eat a lot even without realizing it until it is too late, the following basic tips and guidelines may help you:

  • Put small amounts of food on the plate: Instead of putting a large plate full of overflowing food, you can go 'practicing' and try to put small amounts, for example half of the plate (and not fill it at all).
  • Eat slowly: the brain needs at least 20 minutes to receive the signal of satiety from the hormones that begin to occur when the process of digestion begins. Therefore, if you eat slowly you will help your stomach not fill up so fast and you will avoid feeling full too quickly, when it is too late.
  • Chew food wellAs you surely know, the process of digestion starts from the mouth, from the food bolus. If you chew the food well and also do it slowly, you will be able to produce more saliva, which in turn will help with digestion.
  • Leave some food on the plate: even if you have put small amounts of food, or especially if you have exceeded the amount, a useful option is to try to leave a little on the plate; that is, do not eat everything.

Ideal infusions to make digestion better

Chamomile infusion

The chamomile It is one of the best known plants when it comes to relieving indigestion and heavy digestion. In addition, it becomes an excellent option when you have gas and flatulence.

To make the infusion you only need a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and the equivalent of a cup of water. Boil the water, and when it reaches the boiling point add chamomile, boiling for 2 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink. If you wish you can sweeten it with honey or with whole cane sugar.

Infusion of fennel

While chamomile is one of the most popular plants for digestion, when it comes to relieving and improving it, fennel It is one of the most suitable remedies not only when balancing the functions of the digestive system and improving poor digestion, but it is very interesting in case of swelling and flatulence.

To make the infusion you need a teaspoon of fennel seeds and a cup of water. Put both the seeds and the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When the water starts to boil, lower the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes. Finally sneak and drink. You can sweeten to taste.

Infusion of green anise

The green anise It is another plant with interesting digestive qualities. In fact, in combination with fennel and chamomile, it is a very useful natural remedy in case of indigestion, heavy digestion and flatulence.

Making the infusion is as simple as following the steps we have indicated in the previous infusions: you just have to boil the equivalent of a cup of water and add a teaspoon of green anise seeds. When the water begins to boil turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.

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