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5 Digestive Health Tips After Thanksgiving

SICK STOMACHNeed some digestive health tips? For many of us, digestive discomfort has become a fact of life…especially at holiday time. Do you suffer from gas, bloating, upset stomach, constipation or heartburn? By paying attention and making a few simple changes, you can help your digestive system do the job it was made to do – absorbing nutrients and keeping things running smoothly. Learn what you can do today to help take care of your digestive system.

1. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily

There’s almost nothing better for your digestive system and your overall health than water. Drinking too little water slows down your digestive system significantly because a harder stool is more difficult to pass. Drink plenty of water and other fluids, especially after you exercise.

2. Move – Physical activity speeds up digestion, increases blood flow to all your organs, and stimulates muscles in the GI tract, helping your organs work more efficiently. It can even tone the walls of your colon! Aim for 30 minutes of exercise every day.

3. Make fiber a regular part of every day, and you will be regular every day. Fiber is the traffic cop that helps keep everything moving smoothly in your intestines. It slows down digestion and absorption so the glucose in food enters your bloodstream more slowly, keeping your blood sugar at a more even level. Additionally, fiber increases the weight and size of your stools, and by softening them, fiber helps them pass quickly through your system. Without fiber, you get the gas, gridlock, and occasional discomfort of constipation

4. Take a Probiotic – Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in the human gut. These “good bacteria” are used to prevent and alleviate many different conditions but particularly those that affect the gastrointestinal tract. They are particularly good at regulating the amount of healthy bacteria in your system and normalizing bowel movements. Take a probiotic supplement for a minimum of two weeks — try it and see if you notice a difference! CLICK HERE TO ORDER

5. Knock out your Trouble Foods with a Digestive enzyme -The Digestive Enzyme I recommend contains seven different enzymes, which help break down most of the foods we eat, from dairy and protein to fats and carbohydrates and helps alleviate the feeling of over-fullness after a large meal. The artichoke extract provides even more relief for occasional upset stomach or bloating caused by indigestion. CLICK HERE TO TRY IT

BIG NEWS !!!! – On the Monday, November 30 Dr Oz Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz will be speaking to  WBO Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley about how he uses this digestive supplement to optimize his digestive health.

How to Make Mock Mash Potatoes

CauliflowerEver heard of mock Mash potatoes? I have a secret ingredient is cauliflower and I have the  recipe that is really healthy and easy! Your guests will probably never know that these rich mashed potatoes contain no potatoes at all. They are made from cauliflower. Great for low-carb diets. It was VERY easy to follow and came out delicious the first time!  These are doubly good with a little garlic added.

Here is the recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups cauliflower
  • 2 tsp Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 2 tsp butter ( or margarine)
  • Salt and Pepper (optional)

STEP BY STEP

  1. Place cauliflower florets in a large steamer. Steam cauliflower until tender, drain well.
  2. Mash all ingredients together until desired consistency.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

NUTRITION PER SERVING

47 Calories, 2g Protein, 6 Total Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber

Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density. Cauliflower contains several phytochemicals, common in the cabbage family, that may be beneficial to health. Boiling reduces the levels of these compounds, with losses of 20–30% after five minutes, 40–50% after ten minutes, and 75% after thirty minutes.[13] However, other preparation methods, such as steaming, microwaving, and stir frying, have no significant effect on the compounds.
It is great for The Sugar Buster Program because it is low in carbohydrates and we can use cauliflower as a reasonable substitute for potatoes or rice. Cauliflower can produce a similar texture, or mouth feel, and lacks the starch of the originals.