Cleanse your digestive system the easy way by eating kitchari
(Obviously this advice may not apply for people with chronic conditions like celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities, since wheat contains gluten.) BEST: Bananas While all fruits and vegetables are generally good for digestion, bananas in particular are great because they don’t irritate the stomach. That’s why they’re part of the “BRAT Diet” for vomiting or diarrhea — that is, the bananas, rice, applesauce and dry toast diet. “Those are the four things that tend to be the easiest tolerated amongst people and they tend to be bland, so they won’t irritate the stomach like other foods,” King says. They are also good for replacing the body’s electrolytes, she adds. BEST: Water “Water is excellent for digestion, and that’s one thing I think people don’t drink enough of,” King says.
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Celiac disease -eliminating gluten is the treatment although regular check ups are crucial as well. Our digestive system has what is called theEnteric nervous system which consists ofmillionsof neurons and neural synapses just like our brain. It produces several neurotransmitters. GI system has been sometimes called the ‘second brain’. Therefore disorders of the GI tract affect us at more than one level and more than we even know.
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Your Digestive System
Health benefits aside, kitchari can be appreciated for its taste alone. The fragrant herbs that Indian cooking is so known for impart flavor while the ghee adds richness. As with soup, vegetables can be added to the mix as long as they’re dosha-compatible, making kitchari a versatile dish that’s open to improvisation. Whether looking to clean your digestive system out after years of abuse or just looking for a new tasty dish to liven up your meal rotation, cook up some kitchari for a complete food that will fill you up without weighing you down. Kitchari 1 cup white basmati rice 1 cup split mung beans 1 tablespoon ghee 1 /4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 /4 teaspoon brown mustard seeds 1 /4 teaspoon turmeric 1 /4 teaspoon rock salt or sea salt 4 cups water 1.
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