With all the parties, family gatherings, and holiday feasts, it's no surprise that so many of us suffer from digestive issues. From indigestion to bloating and gas to diarrhea, we're all susceptible to these unpleasant symptoms—and they can even lead to more serious health problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn's disease.
But you don't have to suffer this season!
With a few simple lifestyle changes (like adding more fiber-rich foods) and some natural supplements (like Ultra Digestive Enzyme), you can give your gut the gift of healthiest digestion out there. Here are just a few ways you can help keep your gut healthy during this special time of year:
Support nutrient absorption and immune health
Enzymes are the proteins that help your body digest food. When you eat, enzymes in your mouth, stomach and intestines break down food into smaller molecules that can be used to make energy or build new cells. Certain enzymes also help the immune system fight infections.
The key to good gut health is having enough of the right kind of enzyme activity in your gut at all times. Enzyme deficiency can lead to digestive issues such as bloating and abdominal pain (1). In fact, low levels of certain enzymes have been linked to conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (2).
Research shows that two specific kinds of gut bacteria play a role in keeping our bodies healthy: probiotics and prebiotics (3). Probiotics are living organisms found naturally in foods like yogurt while prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds found primarily in plants like cruciferous vegetables
Promote digestive comfort
Digestive discomfort has many causes, including food intolerances and imbalances in the gut microbiome. In these cases, enzyme supplements can help you to digest your food more easily. They help break down the larger molecules into smaller ones that can be absorbed by the body. This can help to avoid digestive discomfort after eating and make it easier for your body to absorb nutrients from your foods.
Relief from occasional indigestion, gas, and bloating?
Enzymes are proteins that help the body break down food. They're found in your saliva and stomach, as well as throughout the rest of your digestive tract. Over time, enzymes break down other proteins into smaller chains of amino acids that can be absorbed by cells in your body.
If you regularly experience occasional indigestion or bloating after meals, gut enzymes may be able to help—because they help digest food efficiently so that it doesn't stay in your gut for too long. They also assist in breaking down tough-to-digest foods like raw vegetables and grains, making them more easily absorbed by our bodies without having a negative effect on the bacteria living inside us (which can happen when we take antibiotics).
Encourage a healthy inflammation response
- Food intolerances and allergies can cause inflammation.
- Enzymes support a healthy inflammation response.
- A leaky gut can cause food intolerances and digestive discomfort for you, even if you don't have celiac disease or other diagnosed gut conditions.
Give your gut the gift of Ultra Digestive Enzyme this season.
Enzymes are proteins that are essential for life. They're all around us, in every living cell and tissue of your body. They help digest food and absorb nutrients, making them the body's most important biological catalysts. Enzymes are also present in plants and animals, from bacteria to bees to dogs and humans—and we need them to live a healthy life!
We hope this article has inspired you to keep your gut happy this holiday season. The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family during this special time, so it’s important to make sure that everyone is healthy. Stress can also cause indigestion and bloating, but with the right enzyme supplements you can help reduce these symptoms naturally!