a baked potato or a potato salad. Combining heavy starches with weighty proteins can wreak havoc on the digestive system if you’re not cognizant about how to eat them.
Eat fatty meats such as steaks, burgers, or hot dogs first and slowly. You can have some of the starchy options to follow.
Once this is eaten, after a few minutes, have some potatoes.
If you consume heavy sugar or fruit on top of meat or carbohydrate, the fruits and sugars will begin to ferment because they wouldn’t be properly broken down, and that causes a lot of gas.
3. Don’t eat if you’re in uncomfortable heat, cold, emotionally upset or physically ill
If your body is under physical or emotional stress or discomfort it will shut down enzyme production and digestive activity, so any food you eat will not be digested and will ferment in your digestive tract.
Don’t eat after baking in the sun; cool down in the pool first.
4. Add a side of veggies to your meal to aid in digestion
Garnishes like ginger, hot peppers and lemon are super for digestion. The peppers, in particular, are a stimulant to the digestive tract and help the body secrete more hydrochloric acid.
And as we all know, a leafy green always helps to offset heavier foods and moves bowels.
Jasmine Browley holds an MA in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and has contributed to Ebony, Jet and MADE Magazine among others. So, clearly, she knows some stuff. Follow her digital journey @JasmineBrowley.