This holiday season whether you are eating a main course of turkey or ham or baked tofu or grilled cauliflower with all the accompanying sides, one thing is for sure.

We all tend to overeat!

To help you digest your big holiday meal easily, you can add to your diet from one or all of these top 3 Natural digestive aids. Good news is that you probably have some if not all these foods in your pantry or refrigerator already.

Probiotics – Probiotics are “good” bacteria and other beneficial microorganisms that live in your gut helping you digest your food.
In addition to helping with digestion, they also help to keep the number of “bad” microorganisms in check, boost your immune system, fight infections, have a positive impact on mood, help maintain vaginal and urinary health.

Here is a list of probiotic foods to choose from:

  • Yogurt
  • Kimchi
  • Buttermilk
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Tempeh
  • Kombucha
  • Miso

Ginger – This root vegetable has been used in many cultures from ancient times to support digestion. Ginger root has multiple health benefits: Reduces nausea, relieves gas, reduces pain and inflammation. It has antitumor properties and antioxidative properties.

You can drink a tea made from dried or raw ginger root. Peeled ginger root can be chopped, minced or made into a paste and added to cooking. You can also use it in the marinade for meat.

Peppermint – Leaves from this aromatic plant has many digestive benefits such as reducing nausea, relieving cramps, reducing gas and bloating. Studies have shown that the extract helps with reducing IBS symptoms and headache.

You can kick start your digestive wellness after a big meal by drinking a cup of peppermint tea.

If you are looking to get relief from all those big meals, give one or more of these solutions a try. On this occasion of thanksgiving, your digestive system will thank you for giving it a helping hand with these easy to use natural digestive aid options.

The information and other content provided in this blog are for information purpose only, and not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider.

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