Want to improve digestion? Try pepper!


There are all kinds of pills and supplements on the market that claim to help with digestion.

Sure, you can try one, but before you head to the health food store, you may want to look around your house. There are certain plants that can sometimes do the trick naturally. It doesn’t hurt that plants are packed with fiber. That’s important in keeping your digestive system on track. More specifically, there are certain plants, like cayenne pepper, that help with digestion because they contain certain compounds that help reduce the chance for indigestion, while at the same time, also helping you break down food.

Cayenne pepper is a good choice because of capsaicin.

In fact, improved digestion is one of the benefits of capsaicin. It can also help reduce pain and inflammation. A journey up the pepper scale is a great choice, but it isn’t your only option. Adding more garlic to your diet can help with bloating and help reduce gas. It’s said garlic can stimulate the digestive tract, thereby reducing inflammation and improving digestion. Ginger also helps stimulate the digestive tract. It reduces vomiting and nausea, plus it increases your production of saliva. You can use it in many forms, including powdered ginger, fresh ginger, or even as a ginger tea.

We all know aloe vera helps sooth your skin, but the aloe vera plant can also help sooth your digestive tract.

It’s said aloe vera helps with diarrhea, constipation, and it reduces inflammation. You can try aloe vera supplements or an aloe vera juice. Pro-biotics like yogurt can help restore your gut’s balance of good bacteria. Yet another option is fennel. It helps reduce inflammation and it helps stimulate the digestive tract. If you don’t like the taste, you can try fennel supplements. Otherwise, fennel can be used when its cooked or even when its fresh.

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