As we head into the final month of the year, we start to look back on the year that we just experienced. With this year came many new experiences, memories, and discoveries that include discoveries regarding how best to take care of your digestive health. With the rise in popularity of digestive health methods being shared on the internet, there have been a variety of different people claiming that their method works! Today, we are going to dive into three different recommendations that people offer to better your digestion, and whether or not you should consider adding them into your routine.
Whether or Not Drinking Extra Virgin Olive Oil Everyday Can Transform Your Life
While it is no secret that olive oil contains many health benefits, there is a recent trend where people are claiming that drinking extra virgin olive oil on its own can be beneficial in a number of different ways.
Before we dive into drinking olive oil, let us break down the benefits of olive oil in general. Olive oil is a great way to get healthy fats into your diet. It contains high levels of monounsaturated fats, which is more beneficial than saturated fats, and even contains antioxidants such as vitamin K.
Olive oil helps your digestive system, because it has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Your digestive system can be negatively impacted by inflammation which is where olive oil can be proven to be beneficial, and the same can be said for helping to combat any bad bacteria that might be living in your gastrointestinal system.
So, while olive oil definitely has many health benefits and is recommended to be a part of a healthy diet, there is no specific benefit in drinking it rather than using it throughout your normal diet. Many people tend to use oil in their daily cooking, which is a great place to incorporate olive oil due to its high smoke point. We recommend including it into your diet to reap its many benefits, and as a replacement to any unhealthy fats you currently have in your diet, but there it is not necessary to drink the oil to reap its benefits.
How Eating A Strict Mediterranean Diet Can Impact You
Many people are claiming that following a strict Mediterranean diet can positively impact one’s health in many ways, including helping to boost your gut health. A Mediterranean diet consists of rich proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats that all contain high levels of nutrients and antioxidants. Now, you may be wondering how this is different from simply having a well-balanced diet. The difference is that a Mediterranean diet focuses on how you are eating your food and what you are prioritizing.
For example, a Mediterranean diet emphasizes the importance of eating high quality food with nutrient rich properties, such as switching out saturated fats for monounsaturated fats and eating fewer carbohydrates. Due to the high levels of nutrients and low levels of foods that can cause imbalance in the body, such as processed sugars and fats, a Mediterranean diet does lead to a healthier body overall.
In terms of your digestive health, the benefits of a Mediterranean diet depends on who you are and your own personal body. If you are someone who is lactose intolerant or suffers from celiac disease, then eating a Mediterranean diet can actually cause more harm than good due to the dairy and grains incorporated into the diet. On the other hand, anti-inflammatory foods and fibrous foods can be beneficial for those who struggle with inflammation and constipation.
Some people also find that starting a Mediterranean diet can cause them to experience bloating. It is important to remember that this is your body’s reaction to a new form of eating being introduced to you. Depending on any other adverse effects that you might be experiencing, it is possible that the bloating is simply caused by your body having to learn to adapt to your new diet, rather than it being a cause for concern. As always, it is important to take note of the way your body reacts to the new diet in order to best determine if it is the right fit for you.
Using a Textured Ball To Promote Digestive Movement
Some people are claiming that using a textured ball to massage one’s stomach can improve the efficiency of one’s digestive tract. The shape of the ball is unique in its texture, and the texture of the ball is what helps to accentuate the massage. Massages, regardless of the method, can help to promote the toxins, acid, and waste in your body to move properly throughout your digestive tract. Sometimes if you are experiencing constipation or a slower metabolism, it can cause waste and toxins to get backed up in your body leading to unpleasant issues. Incorporating massages into your routine can help you avoid these issues, but they do not necessarily need to be done with a textured ball.
However, if you find that using a textured ball helps to motivate you or works more efficiently for you, then it can definitely produce the same effects as a normal massage. It can also be a great way to relieve any pent up tension you might be experiencing in your muscles.
The fact that every human has a different body with different needs is one of the most important factors to keep in mind when it comes to different discoveries regarding digestion. The three topics we covered today all come down to whether or not these specific methods work for you, and we hope you better understand the way in which these three methods could be potentially helpful for your digestion and overall health.