it can still cause reflux. But it could help someone who is struggling with constipation. Remember, coffee over caffeine.
Spicy foods can be bad for digestion because they may trigger acid reflux symptoms for some people. Spicy foods are good for some other things like your sinuses and even weight control, but overdoing it on the hot spices, especially later in life can leave your colon in need of some help.
(Well, Kind Of) – Notice we said “kind of” because there is an exception. There’s something about the way you eat raw carrots that makes a difference on your stomach.
For many, when you eat a lot of raw carrots without chewing properly, it can make you feel nauseous for a few hours because the way carrots break down in your stomach.
However, when you chew them very fine before swallowing, there’s a much lower chance of it happening allowing for it to properly break down in your stomach. Also, cooking them so that they are completely soft gets rid of the problem.
It literally acts like glue inside your colon. Just imagine that old-school, white Elmer’s glue you used in school in a tube. So every time your food flows through the cylinder shape, parts of the food get stuck on that glue. Some whole grains do this as well. Be sure to monitor how your body reacts and stay away from too much white flour.
Dairy is the most mucus-forming substance you could put in your mouth. Diets high in cow’s milk consumption have been linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and in some cases of Chrone’s Disease.
In contrast, diets that primarily provide vegetable sources of protein result in lower amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the colon and have been associated with a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease.
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