What is indigestion?

Indigestion is a  sense of discomfort in the upper stomach and chest accompanied by belching and vomiting. In medical terms, it is called dyspepsia. Eating habits or chronic digestive difficulty can induce indigestion.

Symptoms of  indigestion :

  • Feeling full and not able to finish the meal
  • Feeling full after eating a meal
  • Burning sensation inside the stomach
  • Experiencing excessive belching

Causes for Indigestion:

Indigestion is caused because of eating more or eating too fast. Eating spicy, oily, and oily foods is also a cause for indigestion. Resting soon after lunch can make it more difficult to digest food- This increases your risk of abdominal discomfort.

Lifestyle changes and home care

  • Avoid eating heavy meals throughout the day.
  • Avoid spicy, oily foods that can lead to indigestion.
  • Eat slowly and don’t eat before resting down.
  • Avoid drinking coffee, soft drinks.
  • Get rest.

Food that improves digestion

A2 Desi Cow Curd:

Curd derived from A2 milk which is typically rich in lactic acid bacteria can help promote better digestion. The probiotics present can also help ease the process.

Apple:

Apples are a source of pectin which is a dissolvable fibre. It bypasses digestion in your small intestine and then it is split down by the bacteria. It helps to resolve constipation, diarrhoea, and decrease the risk of intestinal infections.

Fennel:

Fennel is a plant with tall green stalks which has a pale bulb at the top, and is used to add flavour to food. It comprises fibres which helps prevent constipation and promotes digestion. It also contains an antispasmodic agent that relaxes the smooth muscles in your digestive tract. 

Papaya:

Papaya is a fruit that carries a digestive enzyme called papain. It helps during the digestive process by breaking down protein fibres. Papain may also reduce symptoms such as constipation and bloating. It is commonly used as the chief enzyme in digestive supplements due to its gastrointestinal capacities.

Gastric problem causes:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hiccups
  • Indigestion 

How to get rid of stomach gas problems

Food is digested originally in the small intestine. The left undigested food is fermented in the colon along with bacteria, fungi, and yeast, as part of digestion. 

Foods that get rid of gas: 

Peppermint:

Drink one cup of peppermint tea after each meal as it helps in easy digestion. However, it is not a recommended drink for people suffering from acid reflux, GERD or ulcers.

Chamomile tea:

Chamomile tea can also help overcome trapped gas, indigestion, and bloating. 

Apple cider vinegar:

Dilute a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with water or tea and drink it right before meals to reduce symptoms.

Cloves: Clove is a herb that may help decrease bloating and gas by producing digestive enzymes. Add cloves to an 8-ounce glass of water and drink after the meal.

What does PENMAA recommend for digestion?

Hand Churned Vedic Ghee

The process involved in the preparation of Hand Churned Vedic Ghee is extensive. Satvik A2 milk obtained from native Indian cows, which graze on multiple herbs, is collected and made into curd and churned bi-directionally at a constant speed. An Indian Super Food, this A2 ghee which is a natural source of DHA, is a magic potion that has the essential nutrients to provide everlasting effects on the physiology and psychology.

Haraday Metabolism Booster

Infused with nutrient-rich ingredients like Vedic A2 ghee, cold-pressed castor oil, triphala, harad and other medicinal herbs, this nourishing supplement helps maintain a healthy metabolism.